On August 2, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released their draft Every Student Suceeds Act (ESSA) plan. The plan was open for public comment until August 31, 2017. PDE was looking for public input on the plan before they submit it for federal approval in September.
PMEA has provided a formal response to the plan. You can view the letter in the link below. You can also view the response from the Pennsylvania Arts Education Network (PAEN), of which PMEA is a member.
Public comment on the plan is now closed. PDE will review comments they received and revise the plan as they see fit as well as include a summary of the public comment in the plan they submit to the US Department of Education. We will post the submitted plan once we have it and will keep PMEA members updated as the Pennsylvania ESSA plan moves forward.