American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ED Releases ESEA Flexibility Materials

(January 28, 2013)

With 34 states and the District of Columbia approved for ESEA flexibility, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a series of new publications describing the flexibility program and the ways in which some participating states are advancing education reform. The publication series includes a brochure and fact sheets on topics that relate to five priority areas under ESEA flexibility.

Background

ED offers flexibility to states regarding specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive state-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.

ASHA Resource

For more information, please contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education and regulatory advocacy, via e-mail at cclarke@asha.org or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.


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