Across the country, every state is developing a new plan to submit to the U.S. Department of Education detailing how they will implement the new education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As states develop new plans under ESSA, all members of the STEM community have an important role to play to keep great STEM teaching and great STEM learning a top priority for students. Below are a few resources on state plan progress:
ESSA Key Implementation Milestones: while specific dates and timelines will vary by state, this resource will provide a framework for key milestones.
Understanding ESSA: see what’s happening around ESSA implementation in your individual state including stakeholder engagement meetings.
State Plan Drafts: learn more about where your state is in writing its state ESSA plan. For states that have issued drafts, read for mentions of STEM.