Friday, December 2, 2016

McQueen to visit Knoxville to talk about new education ESSA law

Federal lawmakers last year approved the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a K-12 education law that replaces No Child Left Behind.

It goes into full effect during the 2017-2018 school year.

The Tennessee Department of Education has been working on outlining its transition to this new law and will soon release a draft plan for public comment.

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen will be in Knoxville next week for a town hall meeting to provide updates on the ESSA state plan, as well as to get your feedback.

The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at West High School, 3300 Sutherland Ave. If you cannot attend, the department will have an online feedback form that will mirror the questions asked at the meeting. It will be available on the department’s ESSA website:

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