AASA Responds to Latest Round of Proposed Regulations of ESSA



James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – May 27, 2016 – Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today on the review process on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. 

“AASA was proud to endorse the Every Student Succeeds Act, a law premised on supporting and strengthening our nation's schools through the empowerment of state and local education agencies. The nation’s public school superintendents remain committed to providing robust educational opportunities to all students, addressing opportunity and achievement gaps, and holding their school systems accountable for the students they serve.

“We are reviewing the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations around accountability. We appreciate the Department’s efforts to provide clarity and guidance to support schools and states in its ESSA implementation. In addition, we intend to use the opportunity to submit formal comments to identify those areas where the Department has overreached or proposed regulations that are inconsistent with the spirit and intent of the underlying statute.”


For specific questions about ESSA implementation, please contact Noelle Ellerson, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at nellerson@aasa.org.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.