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ABLE ACT - PENNSYLVANIA IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE
December 30, 2016 (source ARC): The PA Department of Treasury announced that they are not able to open ABLE accounts in PA by Dec. 31, 2016. They do not have a date for when ABLE accounts will be available in 2017 but they are working to have accounts available as soon as possible. They also noted that there will not be a charge for rolling over ABLE accounts opened in other states if individuals wanted to open an account in another state until PA is up and running.
One option for opening an ABLE account is opening one in one of the states listed below- their programs are up and running and they let people from out of state open accounts. You can roll over your account to Pennsylvania’s program and won’t be charged a fee by Pennsylvania according to Treasury.
Alaska (part of consortium with Pennsylvania, so this state will have the same investment options that Pennsylvania will have)
Rhode Island (part of consortium with Pennsylvania, so this state will have the same investment options that Pennsylvania will have)
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - Implementation on State Level
Detailed information about the decisions that states will make as they develop their ESSA plans, as well as recommendations you can provide for stronger accountability, are in the NDSC State Plan Advocacy Guide .
Specific Talking Points are available as well. Key points address Meanigful Stakeholder Consultation and Student Subgroup Accountability.