Arizona Education Officials Release 2nd Draft Of Every Student Succeeds Act

By Carrie Jung
Published: Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 5:05am
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Arizona education leaders are another step closer to finalizing the state’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. The federal law gives the state more power to determine which schools are under performing and hold them accountable.

The Arizona Department of Education released the second draft of the state plan this week. Plan revisions were based on public and stakeholder feedback.

Alexis Susdorf, spokeswoman with the Arizona Department of Education, said stakeholders' biggest concerns from the first draft surrounded the lack of details about the rollout the federal policy that replaced the No Child Left Behind law.

"So we did also release an implementation plan on exactly how we’re going to work these ideas into next year in 2017/2018 when the Every Student Succeeds Act goes live," she said.

Arizona education officials plan to release a third draft in December. That will go to the governor for review.

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