Teach Plus Fellow Stresses the Important Opportunities Under ESSA

Teach Plus Fellow Stresses the Important Opportunities Under ESSA

February 27, 2017

Sarah White, fifth grade teacher and Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Policy Fellow, stressed the important opportunity that states have under ESSA to “reinvent professional development practices.” White called for the usage of Title II funds to “focus on developing and implementing long-term, teacher-led, and selected opportunities for professional development.” Through this, “teachers will be allowed to receive training based on their specific areas of need” that can be determined by “personal reflection and classroom observation feedback.”