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The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) has just released updates to the final draft of its Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan. The comprehensive final draft includes feedback from two previous drafts during months of public input, including community conversations across the state, discussion groups, the Governor’s ESSA Advisory Committee, online surveys and stakeholder meetings including prominent education experts such as Back to Basics Founder Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.
What does the new ESSA Plan mean for Delaware students?
Unlike the No Child Left Behind law that it replaces, the Every Student Succeeds Act allows for more flexibility in how states distribute funds, and other measures.One of the biggest changes is the increased flexibility — and power — given to states when intervening in the lowest performing schools. Options may include receiving additional federal funding or even direct intervention.
According to a recent NPR article, “That could mean the state could take over the school, fire its principal or turn it into a charter school.”
To learn more:
The Governor’s ESSA Advisory Committee will discuss the updated draft at 6 p.m. Thursday March 30, 2017 in the Tatnall Building in Dover. Public comment will be taken at the meeting and also can be submitted via email to ESSAStatePlan@doe.k12.de.us through Thursday.

About Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc.

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics offers over 125 unique educational services, the widest array of educational options in the tri-state area including: 1-on-1 tutoring in over 60 subjects, translating and interpreting in 21 languages, speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior specialists, reading specialists, ELL teachers, homebound services, and psycho-educational testing. In addition, Back to Basics offers exceptional, 1-on-1 test prep for tests including the SAT, PSAT, SAT II, ACT, GRE, PRAXIS, GED, and HSEE. Back to Basics also offers summer school, original credit, and credit recovery, plus unique enrichment options and professional development. And, Back to Basics operates Delaware’s only Department of Education-approved, 1-on-1 K-12 Private School in Wilmington, Delaware.

We serve the diverse needs of a range of students – from those who simply need some academic support, to those who are learning disabled, hearing or visually impaired, ADHD, gifted, or on the Autism Spectrum including High Functioning Autistic and Aspergers.

To learn more about these, and many more educational services in Delaware and the tri-state area, please call us at 302-594-0754.

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