Yesterday, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos demanding guidance that sets rigorous standards for how local educational agencies demonstrate their compliance with the “supplement, not supplant” (SNS) requirement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The letter was sent to provide comment on the U.S. Department of Education’s January 2019 Draft Guidance on SNS under Title I, Part A of the ESEA.
LDF urges the Department to make the following changes to the guidance:
LDF remains dedicated to ensuring that the U.S. Department of Education holds states accountable as they implement ESSA so that all students are provided with equitable educational opportunities.
You can read LDF’s letter here.
You can also check out our toolkit for school communities on the Every Student Succeeds Act, ‘Engaging in Education Equity.’