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Every Student Succeeds Act

The United States Department of Education approved New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan in January 2018. In developing the plan, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) engaged diverse stakeholders to solicit recommendations on crafting an ESSA plan that best meets the needs of the state’s students, schools, and communities. The plan emphasizes fostering equity in education for all students and expands measures for school accountability and student success.

Fundamentally, ESSA is about creating a set of interlocking strategies to promote educational equity by supporting districts and schools to ensure that every student succeeds. New York State is committed to ensuring that all students succeed and thrive in school no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from.