News from the Michigan Department of Education:

Following months of public input, the Michigan Department of Education today released the full draft plan for meeting the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The draft plan was detailed at today’s State Board of Education meeting.

Michigan’s Draft Plan is open for a 30-day public comment period, concluding March 16, 2017. Input will continue to be incorporated until the submission of Michigan’s final plan to the U.S. Department of Education in April.

ESSA replaced the No Child Left Behind Act and is scheduled for full implementation during the 2017-18 school year.

The draft ESSA plan is available for review and comment at www.michigan.gov/essa.