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ESSA in Colorado: A conversation on the implementation of the every student succeeds act

State Board of Education Pushes Back Colorado’s ESSA Submission

By Jessica Hollingshead, Executive Director Support, Federal Programs Unit
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:26am

At the November meeting, the Colorado State Board of Education agreed to delay the submission of the state’s plan for the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Colorado, as with other states, must develop a plan on how to implement ESSA by next year. The Colorado State Board of Education is expected to receive a draft of the state plan by early 2017 and was planning on delivering the document to the U.S. Department of Education by early March.

Board Chairman Steve Durham on Wednesday set a new deadline of April 30, which was approved unanimously by the rest of the board. The new time frame will give more time for thoughtful development and meaningful public comment.

Find out more about CDE’s ESSA state plan development process here.