Dear Education Colleague,
The West Virginia Board of Education is requesting public comment on a proposal seeking relief from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act.
The flexibility request requires the West Virginia Department of Education to develop a rigorous and comprehensive plan designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity and improve the quality of instruction. Work on the request is being guided by the Accountability and Accreditation Stakeholder Committee, which includes representatives of the West Virginia Board of Education, county school superintendents, school principals, parents, teachers, teacher organizations and others.
Educators, parents and community members are encouraged to review and provide comment on the proposed flexibility request. The request can be viewed on the West Virginia Department of Education website at http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/esea.html
The proposal will remain on public comment until Aug. 31. If approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the waiver would free West Virginia public schools from certain federal rules and deadlines to focus on improving learning and instruction.