Events and Publications
New! Illinois Update!
On August 25th, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) posted their ESSA State Plan Draft #1 for public comment.
On September 1st, Partners for released a Reader's Guide for the ISBE ESSA State Plan Draft #1. The Reader’s Guide is designed to assist ISBE in communicating about the development of their State Plan, and to prepare stakeholders and frame conversations to be held moving forward.
This Reader's Guide was updated on September 23rd, 2016 to reflect the amendment made to the ISBE ESSA State Plan Draft #1, section 3.1 on September 16th.
This document was developed in collaboration with ISBE and our Illinois Partners.
For more updates on Illinois and ESSA, please see isbe.net/essa.
A Handbook for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement
Partners for has produced a comprehensive tool to be used by all states to assess their current stakeholder engagement efforts and further develop their engagement strategies.
We’d like to thank all of our national and state partners for their valuable and insightful feedback into this work!
Each child must get an instructional strategy effective for that child.
Every child must benefit from systemic change, at scale.
Equity and Excellence must be inseparable endeavors because we will fail at each unless we pursue both.