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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

What is ESSA?

The U.S. Department of Education approved New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan in January 2018. In developing the plan, NYSED engaged diverse groups of stakeholders to solicit recommendations on how to craft an ESSA plan that best meets the needs of the state’s students, schools, and communities. The plan emphasizes fostering equity in education for all students and expands measures for school accountability and student success.

Parent Resources, Educator Resources, Programs  and Helpful Links can be found on the NYSED Website .  The videos and fact sheets that are available there are helpful and informative.

Advancing Equity

Fundamentally, ESSA is about creating a set of interlocking strategies to promote educational equity by providing support to districts and schools as they work to ensure that every student succeeds. New York State is committed to ensuring that all students succeed and thrive in school no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from.

ESSA Funded Programs - Complaint Process

Complaints regarding ESSA Funded programs should be sent to Dr. Adam Pease, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction.

If the complaint is not resolved within 30 business days the complaint may then be sent to NYSED.   Additional details can be found on the New York State ESSA-Funded Programs Complaints Procedures.