Alabama Ascending, a strategic plan for fulfilling the promise of public education for all Alabama students, has been uploaded here in draft form. Please take a moment to review our vision for a system of education with world-class standards, superior educators and equitable systems and schools that will prepare students for college and career success.
ESSA was a bill approved by Congress in December 2015 to grant states more flexibility for strategic, customized plans for education.
Learn more here and at the Governor's ESSA Taskforce site.
ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB). ESSA encourages states and schools to innovate, while at the same time maintaining a focus on accountability, an emphasis on state and local systems of improvement, and a more balanced assessment system.