State To Delay Submitting ESSA Plan To Feds
Ohio Schools Superintendent Paolo DeMaria plans to wait until September to submit the state's education plan to the federal government under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The state was scheduled to submit the plan in April, but the feds say states will have more deadline flexibility. DeMaria wants to give educators and legislators a chance to agree on the plan.
Teachers and other critics say the draft plan does not do enough to reduce the time students spend on standardized testing. DeMaria says he'll convene an advisory committee to consider the testing issue. Ohio has 24 tests, more than required under the federal law.