Events and Webinars

Fordham Institute Hosts “The ESSA Achievement Challenge”

The Fordham Institute is hosting “The ESSA Achievement Challenge” to “identify states with strong plans and distinct approaches and hear state superintendents and education advocates make the case that their work will lead to greater student success.” Attendees will vote on who they think will...

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Summary of State ESSA Tours and Comment Periods Underway

It’s important for states to solicit public comments and feedback on their education plans. Below is a list of states’ comment periods that are underway and upcoming tours. IOWA The third draft of Iowa’s ESSA plan is now available for public review and comment through...

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Kentucky Announces New Round of Public Forums

Kentucky State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt announced a series of forums for the public to comment on the state’s accountability system under ESSA. According to Pruitt, the comments gained at the meetings “ensure opportunity and access to a quality education for all.”

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November 17

The National Education Association will host its second webinar on ESSA implementation, with a focus on Oregon. To register for the event, click here.

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iNACOL Webinar on Nov 9 To Cover Personalized Learning Under ESSA

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a webinar on November 9 from 2:00pm to 3:00 pm EST regarding opportunities for personalized learning under ESSA. The organization will also discuss an upcoming report on recommendations for lawmakers to support the “transformation of...

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WY Dept. of Education Begins Statewide Listening Tour

The Wyoming Dept. of Education is beginning its statewide listening tour and published an online survey to continue stakeholder engagement on the implementation of ESSA in Wyoming. “This really is an effort to continue the stakeholder engagement we began this summer with the virtual town...

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