Detroit School Talk has been following the process for the state of Michigan’s ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) plan to be approved by the US Dept. of Education. Today, we found out the feds rated the plan “insufficient.” That is interesting. We have been saying this all summer.
I blogged earlier this year that Michigan’s State Superintendent was working with a statewide group of community and education leaders to develop an effective plan to educate Michigan students. Somehow that plan got watered down before it was submitted to the Feds. And now the plan doesn’t pass. But Superintendent Brian Whiston and his team have been working with the Dept. of Ed over the last couple of weeks to understand and correct the portions of the plan that are not good for educating Michigan’s kids. Hopefully, they will improve this plan. We will be watching.
Read today’s Detroit Free Press article by Lori Higgins: http://www.freep.com/story/news/2017/08/09/michigan-education-plan-insufficient/551100001/. Let us know what you think @DetroitSchlTalk on Twitter or on our FB page at Detroit School Talk. #ESSA #mieducation #Michigan #Detroit