Providing All Students with a Well-Rounded Education through ESSA

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) have released a new interactive tool for principals: Principals Action Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Providing All Students with a Well-Rounded and Complete Education.

Principals’ crucial voices are needed in ESSA planning. To support and guide principals in this process, the NAESP and GTL Center collaborated to develop a new interactive tool on the concept of a well-rounded and complete education. In the tool, principals will find actionable talking points to use with their states and districts to promote a well-rounded and complete education model in the following areas:

  •         Standards and Assessments
  •         Accountability
  •         School Improvement
  •         District Title I Plans and Resources
  •         Professional Support for Educators
  •         Student Supports and Academic Enrichment
  •         High-Quality Early Learning

The tool directs principals to the ESSA provisions that support each of the areas above and also offers broader suggestions and resources for engaging and communicating with state and district leaders around ESSA.

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