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Every Student Succeeds Act Approved in December 2015
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and was approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law in December 2015. ESSA reauthorizes the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

NEW! NCDPI Submits Revised State Plan under the ESSA(February 9, 2018)
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) submitted a revised State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with tracked changes to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) on February 9, 2018. The revised State Plan responds to the USED’s response letter issued on December 13, 2017.

Read the response letter (pdf, 283kb) from the U.S. Department of Education for the specific items in the state’s plan requiring additional information or revision.

Also included with the response are peer-review feedback on the technical, educational and overall quality of the state plan:

Initial State Plan for the ESSA (submitted on Sept. 18, 2017)
(pdf, 6.5mb)

Revised State Plan for the ESSA with Tracked Changes (submitted on February 9, 2018)
(pdf, 3.9mb)

Theory of Action
(pdf, 319kb)

Full text of the ESSA
(pdf, 970kb)

Full text of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA
(pdf, 1mb)