U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Michigan's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
"Michigan's plan meets the statutory requirements. As such, I have approved it," said Secretary DeVos. "I thank the U.S. Department and Michigan Department of Education for their hard work in ensuring the plan complied with the law."
"While the plan meets the statutory requirements, Michigan must not view this as a ceiling, but rather as a baseline upon which to build, strengthen and expand. All Michigan students deserve an education that prepares them for success in the 21st century. I urge Michigan's leaders to continue to find new and innovative ways to help students succeed."