Logo of the Deparment of Education of New HampshireThe New Hampshire Department of Education is conducting an online survey and six public meetings to gain information about student learning and how the state can best support schools to serve the needs of all students.  The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces the No Child Left Behind, was signed into law in December of 2015, and gives states more flexibility than was previously given to design school accountability systems, school interventions and student supports.  The six public meetings (opens new tab) that comprise the Department’s Regional Listening Tour will be held in Moultonborough, Keene, Gorham, Exeter, Merrimack, and Concord between November 1 and November 15.  The online survey (opens new tab) will be available until Monday, October 31, 2016.

You can learn more about the ESSA nationally and for New Hampshire through the resources listed below:

New Hampshire’s Department of Education ESSA page (opens new tab)

U.S. Department of Education’s ESSA page (opens new tab)

Overview of the ESSA and New Hampshire’s State Plan Development (PDF)

What Does This New Law Mean for My Child? from the National PTA (PDF)