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Dept. of Ed seeks community response on ESEA flexibility renewal


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  • Sally Stewart/ Arizona Department of Education

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The Arizona Department of Education will be hosting an online public meeting on March 17 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss its proposed renewal request for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility.

“Gathering and responding to public input from families, teachers, school administrators and community members is a crucial part of this renewal process,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. “We will work with everyone to ensure our request reflects the values and concerns of Arizonans.”

Dept. of Ed seeks community response on ESEA flexibility renewal StudentsAndTeacherReadingAndWritingHPThe session will provide participants the opportunity to learn about and share their feedback on ESEA waiver flexibility. Participants will be invited to ask questions about the process and Arizona Department of Education experts will be on hand to provide answers and record participants’ input.

Topics discussed will include proposed changes to Arizona’s accountability and school support systems, expectations for all students, and ways to support effective instruction and school leadership.

Registration is available at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5051254639597901825.

Arizona’s original application for relief from some of the most burdensome federal education regulations was approved in July 2012. The approved Flexibility Request means Arizona is no longer subject to many elements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Attendees of the Arizona ESEA Flexibility Renewal Webinar will be invited to ask questions about the process and Arizona Department of Education employees will be on hand to provide answers and capture audience members’ thoughts.

Questions and feedback about the renewal process can be sent to eseawaiver@azed.gov.