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Maine DOE Presentation on ESSA
December 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Every element of our education system works toward the goal of ensuring all students are prepared for success. This session will provide participants with a review of important changes resulting from the implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act* (ESSA) including an overview of Maine’s Model for School Supports and indicators of school success. There will be an opportunity to pose questions related to Maine’s Model of School Supports.
The Maine DOE (Department) is trying to ensure all stakeholders have a foundational knowledge of the Model of School Supports so has been reaching out to stakeholder groups in order to present the information and engage in a dialogue. Additionally, the Department has revamped the Report Card and is taking a dashboard approach. The Department will share a snapshot of this new report card during the presentation.
*Signed into law December 2015 by President Obama the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reauthorizes the fifty (50) year old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 by replacing key requirements of the outdated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. Beginning in 2016, the U.S. Department of Education took the first steps to implement ESSA.