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Department Of Education To Host Meeting On New Education Strategy
Updated March 29, 2017 10:52 AM | Filed under: Education
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) will host a meeting to gather input and discuss implementing Indiana's plan to fulfill the new federal education requirements known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in Indianapolis on April 4, 2017.

ESSA was signed into law in December 2015 as the update to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. ESSA replaces the previous update to the law, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). While ESSA mirrors NCLB in that ESSA holds states accountable for high standards, maintains state accountability systems, requires annual tests in grades 3-8 and in high school, and sustains support for struggling schools and development of teachers, ESSA also allows for more state input and direction. Through ESSA, states can determine how they want to reach each of these policy goals and have more local control in crafting their approach.

In an effort to ensure student success, IDOE will host a series of meetings across the state to solicit recommendations from educators, administrators, parents, community members, and local leaders. Each meeting will begin with a brief overview of ESSA, followed by small group discussions involving attendees and IDOE staff. The input and recommendations gathered will then be compiled into a community meeting report and will help drive IDOE's response to meeting ESSA requirements.

MEETING: ESSA Community Engagement Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
LOCATION: Indianapolis Urban League at 777 Indiana Ave. in Indianapolis
TIME: 6:30 P.M. - 8 P.M. ET

For information regarding upcoming dates, times, and locations of ESSA meetings, or to RSVP, please visit: To learn more about ESSA, please visit:

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