States Begin to Host Teacher Training Sessions on ESSA Implementation

States Begin to Host Teacher Training Sessions on ESSA Implementation

June 5, 2017

As states begin to host training sessions on ESSA implementation, Education Week engaged with New Mexico and Louisiana on their efforts. According to New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, “despite the criticism from union officials, the state’s plan is a product of all New Mexicans and will continue to push schools serving its most vulnerable students,” and “we want to equip and empower educators more, and we’re rolling out 20 new teacher initiatives.” Louisiana’s Assistant Superintendent of Academic Content Rebecca Kockler explained that the state will “tap into its network of 6,500 teacher leaders (around two to four teachers from each of the state’s schools) to help roll out its training.”