Leveraging ESSA for Professional Learning System Improvement

Leveraging ESSA for Professional Learning System Improvement

January 5, 2017

Executive Director of Learning Forward, Stephanie Hirsh, authored a piece in Education Week on leveraging ESSA for professional learning system improvement. Due to the several mentions of professional development within the act’s language, Hirsh argued this is an “indication that Congress recognizes its importance achieving the law’s goals of equity and excellence.” Hirsh called for states and districts to invest in professional learning that is “consistent with the standards” and also “transform their systems of professional learning to achieve results for students.”