NASBE Addresses Equity and ESSA

NASBE Addresses Equity and ESSA

September 18, 2017

The latest edition of the National Association of State Boards of Education’s journal, The State Education Standard, focuses on equity and ESSA by looking at ways states can build upon their ESSA plans to ensure all students receive an excellent education. In the journal, The Education Trust’s Ryan Smith and Lillian Lowery discuss the importance of keeping equity as the cornerstone of ESSA implementation, highlighting what state policymakers should look for—and what they should watch out for—in state plan implementation. Ginger Ostro of Advance Illinois discusses how her state carried out stakeholder engagement; while Opportunity Institute’s Molly Mauer writes how states can help school districts begin local conversations needed to draft their own ESSA plans. Achieve’s Sandy Boyd also addresses how state boards can ask smart questions to keep data reporting honest and transparent.