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​Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

As a result of COVID-19 school closures, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) submitted a letter to the United States Department of Education (USDE) on Friday, March 20, requesting waivers to certain requirements in section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) related to assessment and accountability requirements. Read the response PDE received from the USDE on March 27, 2020.

PDE submitted another letter to the USDE on Saturday, April 11, requesting waivers, pursuant to section 3511 of Division A of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), P.L. 116-136 (H.R. 748), 34 Stat. 281 (Mar. 27, 2020), of the requirement(s) enumerated below on behalf of the State educational agency (SEA) and its subgrantees (e.g., local educational agencies). Read the response PDE received from the USDE on April 21, 2020.

Send comments to: RA-EDESEAWaiver@pa.gov