Michigan Educators Needed for ESSA Virtual Focus Group

Reblogged from mea.org

Important changes are in the works for every aspect of education policy in Michigan, and educators are needed to review plans and give feedback.

In Michigan, nine Action Teams began work this summer to develop plans to align with the new federal education law known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Those action teams are reviewing everything from school funding, statewide assessments, supports for high-needs districts, school accountability, and more.

The action teams have been charged with developing plans in all nine areas by the end of this year. Educators are needed to review plans as they develop, as part of a “Virtual Focus Group.”

To join the Virtual Focus Group, click here and submit your name, email address, job title, and county through the form.

At various times throughout the ESSA plan development process, group members will be asked to provide a teacher’s perspective by sharing feedback and input on specific aspects of the proposed recommendations.  You can visit www.michigan.gov/essa for more information on the state’s overall ESSA plan development efforts and sign up to receive regular updates through the general MDE-ESSA mailing list.

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