ESSA Essentials for Educators: Make your Voice Heard!

ascd_header_logoThe enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) last year provides educators with a unique opportunity to exercise their voice in education policy. Although it is expected that under the new presidential administration, some of the regulations will be revisited, states are moving forward with the development of new state and district policies required under the law. These new rules and policies will have a profound influence on educators’ professional responsibilities and obligations. Educators must be informed about the changes required by the new law and help decision makers ensure that the way the law is implemented will have the most positive effect on the lives of students and the success of schools.

Below is a link to an interactive map, provided courtesy of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). This map provides links to state resources and opportunities for involvement. Links are provided in four specific areas, where available:

  • State ESSA Resources
  • Task Forces or Committees
  • Opportunities for Input
  • Information Updates

In addition, ASCD has offered guidance to educators to help them think through the major talking points when providing feedback for ESSA implementation.

For more information, see the following:

Interactive Map:

ASCD Guidance: