Deadline approaches for ESSA feedback
The Feb. 15 deadline is fast approaching for giving feedback on the first draft of Iowa’s state plan for meeting requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Public comment is encouraged through the online feedback survey.
The Iowa Department of Education spent several months collecting feedback from Iowans in 13 public forums about what they think student success should look like in our state. The first draft is a critical step in the process of implementing ESSA, but is not the final plan. Broad input is needed from education stakeholders to guide revisions so that a final plan makes sense for Iowa.
Feedback also can be submitted via email at ESSA@iowa.gov or by mail: Iowa Department of Education, Attn: Deputy Director David Tilly/ESSA Feedback, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0146. Comments will be considered in a revised draft of Iowa’s ESSA plan, which is expected in May.