AASA Issues Statement on the ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Process


James Minichello
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Alexandria, Va. – April 22, 2016 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, released the following statement today to follow up to the conclusion of the negotiated rulemaking process for certain provisions within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):

J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, Ga., represented the nation’s public school leaders and board members on the negotiated rulemaking committee:
“The negotiated rulemaking process was a deliberate and engaging exercise in participatory democracy. The stakeholders at the table—both negotiators and alternates—represented a broad set of perspectives, but also a shared, consistent commitment to our nation’s students and serving them equitably. As a result we were able to find middle ground on the tough issues related to assessment. I trust that when the final version of the proposed regulations is released by the U.S. Department of Education it will reflect the true compromises reached on assessment issues that impact millions of America’s children.

Read the full press release here.

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