Department of Education Seeks Stakeholder Feedback on ESSA Guidance

Department of Education Seeks Stakeholder Feedback on ESSA Guidance
May 10, 2016 Judy Corcillo

Separate from a previous request for comments on potential areas for regulation under Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is seeking input on areas of the law on which it could provide non-regulatory guidance to assist States, districts and other grantees in understanding and implementing the new law.

For example, the Department  seeks input on: strategies to recruit, develop, and retain teachers and leaders (Title II); clarification of fiscal requirements; student support services (Title IV); ways to expand early learning; and other areas. In addition, ED plans on developing guidance regarding students in foster care, homeless children and youth, and English Learners (Title III). Non-regulatory guidance is not binding and does not impose any new requirements beyond those in the law and regulations; rather, it is intended to help the public understand the law, how ED is interpreting the law, and to provide clarification and examples of best practices.  Stakeholders are invited to share comments and suggestions on areas or specific new requirements of the ESSA that would benefit from such guidance.

Provide your input by sending an email message to ESSA.guidance@ed.gov, noting the topic area(s) in the subject line. Include within the body of your email message your name and, if applicable, your organization. Submit your comments by May 25, 2016.

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