The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a federal law that is designed to support states in providing education that is equitable, meets high academic standards, and helps students who need extra help, like students experiencing homelessness. Washington issued a draft ESSA state plan for comments from the public, with a deadline of September 5. Schoolhouse Washington submitted comments, along with The Mockingbird Society.
Our comments complimented the state for tracking and reporting performance data for homeless students and others. We also made two recommendations regarding students experiencing homelessness:
Read the full comments submission by clicking on the link below.