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Expanded school choice not in state ed plans — So far

from U.S. News & World Report

As states begin delivering their proposed school accountability plans to the Department of Education — so far, 10 in total — most seem to be shirking Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' suggestion that they include policies to expand school choice. Only three of the 10 plans submitted thus far include language aimed at addressing school choice — New Mexico, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. — and none propose anything new related to choice, opting instead to highlight policies already in place. The submission of plans, which commenced April 3, is a major step toward the implementation of the new federal K-12 law, the Every Student Succeeds Act — a sweeping overhaul of the No Child Left Behind law that returns much of the decision-making authority over education to states and local school districts. more

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