Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development has submitted their final draft of the state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act.

ESSA is meant to replace the No Child Left Behind Act. Key differences between the two include allowing the states to set their own long-term goals and success rates, versus the previous expected 100 percent graduation and proficiency rate.

The draft has been submitted to the Governor’s office for a 30 day review period, prior to the September 18th federal deadline. Public comment will be accepted until September 15th.

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