Recently, Superintendent Michael Sentance released Alabama's first draft plan of the state's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability system. The plan is due in September.
Amidst this upcoming deadline, Education Week reports that "Alabama state superintendent Michael Sentance, who will be tasked with crafting and executing the state's plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act, is under fire by the state board for his communication and leadership style and the department's attempted takeover of Montgomery, Ala., public schools. [...] The board is set to give him an evaluation Tuesday which could, at worst, result in the firing of Sentance."
The American Heart Association will continue monitoring the progress of ESSA to ensure students receive quality physical education.