Obama Administration Releases “A Blueprint for Reform” Revising the ESEA

On Saturday, March 13, the Obama administration released ”A Blueprint for Reform,” for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).   This would give states incentives to adopt college- and career-ready standards and reward schools for producing dramatic gains in student achievement. The proposal challenges the nation to embrace educational standards that would put America on a path to global leadership.

The blueprint provides incentives for states to adopt academic standards that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and create accountability systems that measure student growth toward meeting the goal that all children graduate and succeed in college.

Regarding the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, there is a description of the new data-driven program entitled Safe, Successful and Healthy Students, on p. 31. We welcome your thoughts, comments, and questions about it.

Read the blueprint by visiting: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/blueprint/blueprint.pdf

And watch the President discuss the blueprint at: http://www/whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/03/12/weekly-address-education-a-more-competitive-america-better-future



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