Thursday, July 13, 2017

Webinar: Building ESSA Plans for Equity and Opportunity | Schott Foundation for Public Education

Webinar: Building ESSA Plans for Equity and Opportunity | Schott Foundation for Public Education:

Webinar: Building ESSA Plans for Equity and Opportunity

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In June the Schott Foundation hosted a special extended-length webinar diving deep into implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. While discussing the minutiae of education policy is rarely an exciting activity, the panelists on our webinar showed how important it is that advocates and community members know how ESSA works: the future of our children’s education depends on it.
Moderated by our Director of Programs and Advocacy Marianna Islam, our panelists included:
  • Tanya Clay House, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for P-12 Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Beth Glenn, Director, Education Justice Network (EJN)
  • Jaime Koppel, Deputy Director for Strategic Partnerships, Communities for Just Schools Fund
  • Marilyn Young, Education Director of Southern Echo
Because ESSA moves so much authority to the state level, each state and the District of Columbia must produce their own ESSA plans. For a brief overview of these plans, and the ways stakeholders can take part, check out our recent infographic.
As Ms. Clay House put it, “We know that this process can seem overwhelming, which is why we are hosting this webinar to assist stakeholders in their efforts to be effective advocates within this entire process.”
Clay House reminded participants that the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act “was created as a civil rights law during the civil rights movement in 1965.” Even with increased deference to states with ESSA, the Federal government still has Webinar: Building ESSA Plans for Equity and Opportunity | Schott Foundation for Public Education:


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