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Nevada Pushes Forward With Education Plan Despite Rollback of Federal Regulations

Nevada is pushing forward with a new road map for student achievement, despite the rollback of federal regulations.

The U.S. Senate recently approved a bill to repeal the Every Student Succeeds Act accountability rules issued by the Obama administration. That was followed by new guidelines on ESSA issued by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Neither really affects the state’s plan, dubbed the “New Nevada Plan” by the state Education Department.

“We don’t really need to be worried about what’s going on in Washington,” said Brett Barley, Nevada deputy superintendent for student achievement.

That’s true for many states, said Carissa Moffat Miller, deputy executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Eighteen states, including Nevada, are set to submit plans to the U.S. Education Department by the first deadline, April 3. The rest of the states will submit plans in September.