ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Department of Education is holding informational sessions on the new Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the known No Child Left Behind law.
The Act allows states and local systems to make more decisions.
It also requires states to develop plans that address areas such as standards, school accountability, and special help for struggling schools and students.
"We've screamed and screamed and screamed we want local control, we want local input. Now is our chance to give it so we really are encouraging everyone to come out," said J.D. Sumner, DCSS spokesperson.
You can give your input at a session in Albany at Dougherty High School September 1 at 6 p.m.