The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) announced today ways for the public to give input on the development of the state plan for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
“It’s critical to look at strengths and gaps in Wyoming education as we align ESSA requirements with current state practices,” said State Superintendent Jillian Balow. “Our goal is to strengthen and leverage our accountability system as we implement ESSA, and we will need meaningful input from all stakeholders to get that accomplished.”
Public comment on the ESSA implementation in Wyoming will be accepted through an online formthrough September 1, 2016. Additionally, a series of virtual town hall meetings will be held in July and August to provide information and gather input on five topics related to ESSA implementation.
The town hall meetings will take place at 4 p.m. on the following days:
- Thursday, July 7: Standards & Assessment
- Thursday, July 14: Teacher & Leader Quality
- Thursday, August 4: School Improvement
- Thursday, August 11: Accountability
- Tuesday, August 16: Federal Funds
To join via teleconference, go to www.uberconference.com/wdeuberconference, dial 888-670-9530 or 307-438-9905, and enter the pin 38533 when prompted.
The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law on December 10, 2015. It reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaces No Child Left Behind. More information is available at edu.wyoming.gov/essa.