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U.S. Department of Education releases final regulations for Accountability & State Plans

Six months after proposing draft regulations for Accountability and State Plans and four months after the public comment period closed, the U.S. Department posted the final rule on its website. The 483 page public document has not yet been officially published in the Federal Register, but goes into effect on January 30, 2017. NSBA filed extensive recommendations on the draft rule & also conducted an in-person meeting with the Office of Management and Budget to provide additional comment and reiterate concerns expressed in the formal public comment. The Department issued a press release, Fact Sheet, and a Timeline for identification of schools for support and improvement in addition to the rule itself.