Input Needed for NC’s Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan

The Every Student Succeeds Act provides new opportunities for birth through third grade alignment and funding.

Educators, parents, students and other stakeholders of North Carolina’s public schools are invited to attend six public comment sessions scheduled for April and May across the state. Public input is being sought by the NC Department of Public Instruction staff to help guide development of the state’s plan for complying with the new federal education law – Every Student Succeeds Act, a re-authorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation hosted a webinar highlighting opportunities for birth-through-eight alignment in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the new federal education law approved in December 2015 to replace No Child Left Behind. States are required to develop their own ESSA plan to comply with the federal law. The state plan will address issues of school accountability, student assessments, support for struggling schools and other elements.

Schedule of Public Input Sessions

Please note that each session will be held from 4-6 p.m. Anyone may attend a session in any region. Audience members who want to speak (up to 3 minutes) should sign in by 4:15 p.m. at each session and are invited (but not required) to bring a copy of their remarks to submit into the record of the event. A recording and notes from each session also will be taken.

 Wednesday, April 13 – Ashley High School, Wilmington

Thursday, April 21 – Green Hope High School, Cary

Tuesday, April 26 – Mallard Creed High School, Charlotte

Wednesday, April 27 – North Pitt High School, Bethel

Tuesday, May 17 – East Forsyth High School, Kernersville

Wednesday, May 18 – Charles D. Owen High School, Black Mountain

In addition, the public is invited to submit comments to the Department of Public Instruction through Let’s Talk by selecting the ESSA dialog topic. Simply click on the Let’s Talk link on the NCDPI website by selecting the ESSA dialog topic.

Download the webinar PowerPoint.