Vermont Continues to Push Forward with Vermont State Plan for Every Student Succeeds Act

07 February 2017

Beginning next fall, Vermont will be operating under a new state and federal system for assessing school quality.

While President Trump recently put a pause on regulations related to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Vermont Agency of Education still plans to submit the state plan to the U.S. Department of Education in the spring as our state plan is based more on the statute than the proposed regulations. This will allow us to continue implementation of the State Education Quality Reviews.

“Even if the federal aspect of our Vermont plan is delayed as the new federal administration gets its feet, we expect schools to always be focused on teaching students well and broadly,” Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe said. “There may be changes to some of the details, but we will always strive to teach kids well. Regardless of what happens in D.C. we are plowing ahead.”

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