ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act, was signed into law by President Obama in December 2015. Since then, the Department of Education, states, and education organizations have been hard at work. The Department of Education defines new regulations and guidelines, states are busy creating new accountability and funding plans, and organizations and reform groups provide comments on draft guidelines. Each have been incredibly busy over the past year and much has happened!
So…how can you learn?! Below I’ve included some webinars, information, and tutorials that may be helpful as you begin to dig into ESSA:
U.S. Department of Education: ESSA
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD): ESSA Updates
The Education Trust: What’s in it? What does it mean for equity?
National Conference of State Legislatures: The Every Student Succeeds Act – A Primer
Education Week: An ESSA Overview
What’s something you’ve learned after looking through one of the overviews or articles above? What surprises you? What questions do you have now that you’ve taken a look? Share your thoughts in the comments below!