U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has approved the state of Michigan’s plan to meet new federal education standards.
Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015 to replace the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act. The new law gives states more authority in overseeing public schools.
Michigan originally submitted its proposal in April. The state’s most recent revisions to the plan were filed two weeks ago.
Michigan’s plan includes less student testing, focuses on student academic growth and gives schools more flexibility.