January 8 | LA School Report

By Mike Szymanski

California’s plan to improve its schools received some of the toughest criticism in the nation from the federal Department of Education, which came as no surprise to parents and education advocates, who will get another chance this week to tell the state how they want their schools improved.

On Tuesday, the state has invited the public to a stakeholder meeting in Sacramento to weigh in on California’s response to the federal feedback, which the state board published Friday. People can also watch and react online.

Each state is required under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to come up with its own plan to improve schools. California submitted its plan in September, and the federal government sent its first feedback Dec. 21, saying the plan was short on details and accountability — which parents and advocates have been saying for months.

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