West Virginia’s "Every Student Succeeds Act" Plan Seeing More Changes

West Virginia’s proposed “Every Student Succeeds Act” is seeing some big changes and comments from the public, just days away from its schedule submission to the U.S. Education Department next month.

The plan was originally set out to have a planned new public school accountability system, plus plans for how to improve schools that score low in that system. According to the Charleston Gazette, among the changes so far, the State Department of Education is now planning to take into account schools’ 5-year high school graduation rates.

The new plan is online for public comment which will close at 4 p.m. this Wednesday. you can make your questions, comments, or concerns at wvde.state.wv.us/essa.

The state board of education is scheduled to vote on the plan on Thursday, Sept. 7th.

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