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TEA News Releases Online Aug. 30, 2017

Public comment period for ESSA state plan extended

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency has announced that the public comment period for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated state plan for Texas has been extended through Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.

Comments can be submitted via email at

The draft plan can be viewed at

ESSA became law in December 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act. The new law increases flexibility and decision-making authority afforded states, encourages states and schools to be innovative, and holds states accountable for results. ESSA requires federal review and approval of a state consolidated plan, which provides a comprehensive overview of how each state will use federal funds to advance its own goals and visions of success for students.

For more information regarding ESSA implementation in Texas, visit the TEA website at
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