Governor Rosselló Nevares anounces approval of a federal plan to ensure accountability on the education system

(17 de enero de 2018 –La Fortaleza, San Juan) El gobernador Ricardo
Rosselló Nevares y la secretaria de Educación, Julia Keleher, informaron hoy
que la agencia podrá implementar un nuevo modelo de rendición de cuentas,
luego que el Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos aprobó el
plan local que requiere la ley federal ESEA (Elementary and Secondary
Education Act), según enmendada, y conocida comúnmente como ESSA
(Every Student Succeeds Act).

Final version of the ESSA plan for the DEPR

Section 8302 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

PRDE Submits its ESSA State Plan to U.S. Department of Education

The Puerto Rico Department of Education submitted today the state’s plan, as approved by the Secretary of Education, Julia B. Keleher, to the U.S. Department of Education for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 



The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on December 10, 2015 and will be fully operational in school year 2017-18. ESSA reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is the nation's education law and a lasting commitment to equal opportunity for all students.

The previous version of the law, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, was enacted in 2002. NCLB represented a significant step forward for our nation’s children in many respects, particularly as it shined a light on where students were making progress and where they needed additional support, regardless of race, income, zip code, disability, home language, or background. The law was scheduled for revision in 2007, and, over time, NCLB’s prescriptive requirements became increasingly unworkable for schools and educators. Recognizing this fact, in 2010, the Obama administration joined a call from educators and families to create a better law that focused on the clear goal of fully preparing all students for success in college and careers.

PRDE ESSA Implementation Timeline