Minnesota’s new school accountability system up for federal review

Sep 19, 2017

Pioneer Press, Christopher Magan

After making some modest changes, the Minnesota Department of Education submitted a new plan Monday to the U.S. Department of Education for how state officials will ensure all students receive a quality education.

The new school accountability system is required under the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, which was approved by Congress in 2015 to replace the controversial No Child Left Behind law. Minnesota’s proposed new system uses a mix of existing and new measurements that state leaders hope will give the public a clear view of schools’ successes and challenges.

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