Communication from the U.S. Department of Education

This collection is comprised of released guidance letters and communications from the U.S. Department of Education, providing further information on policy and initiative implementation. This will be updated as the letters are published by the Department. 

Non-Regulatory Guidance

To support implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the U.S. Department of Education has released guidance on different aspects of the law. Included in these guidance documents are suggestions for states, districts, and schools in implementing plans that meet ESSA requirements. 

Negotiated Rulemaking Under ESSA

This section contains overview documents that explain the negotiated rulemaking process as it pertains to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Also included are materials specific to each of the two negotiated rulemaking sessions.

Negotiated Rulemaking Overview
In these communication documents, the U.S. Department of Education provides an overview of the negotiated rulemaking process and how it applies under the Every Student Succeeds Act.