Dept. of Education Posts Examples of States Engaging Stakeholders Around ESSA
June 23, 2016
The Dept. of Education posted examples of states engaging local stakeholders in the implementation of ESSA. Several state outreach programs were listed, including:
- Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Riveria has created several working groups comprised of “a wide array of stakeholders including teachers, principals, community based organizations, education non-profits, businesses and higher education institutions.”
- Alabama’s Governor “established a committee through an executive order to lead the development of the ESSA state plan.”
- The Colorado Dept. of Education has “created an ESSA working group and in May led listening sessions in different regions of the state to gather input from stakeholders such as parents and teachers”
Additionally, the blog posts numerous links from national education groups that provide engagement advice to their stakeholders. These groups include The Council of Chief State School Officers, Learning First Alliance, National School Boards Association, National Parent Teacher Association, ED Trust, Coalition for Community Schools, Urban League, National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the American Federation of Teachers.