DOE says plan approved

The state Department of Education said it’s received federal approval of its plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education law which replaces No Child Left Behind.

Officials from the U.S. Department of Education shared the authorization of the plan during a phone call with DOE leadership Friday morning, according to a DOE news release.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos also signed off Friday on plans for Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Montana and New Hampshire.

DOE says it’s ESSA plan is designed to support its Strategic Plan objectives which provide “common direction for public schools to empower students in their learning.”

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The plan measures student success with indicators including “chronic absenteeism, inclusion rate, teacher retention, facility repair and maintenance backlog, and family engagement,” the release said.

Hawaii’s full ESSA plan can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/HawaiiESSAplan