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ESSA: Where We Go From Here

States are readying their final education plans under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for federal review, and soon the focus will shift from developing these wide-reaching plans to ensuring they become part of day-to-day educational practice in their systems and schools. Download this paper to read an analysis of the first round of state plans by the Collaborative for Student Success and Bellwether Education Partners, along with insight from interviews with state education officials and stakeholders still working to finalize their plans. This paper also highlights the challenges and areas of opportunity under the new law.