Archive for the ‘Engagement’ Category

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for Community Schools Strategies
09/07/2016

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for Community Schools Strategies

The passage of the ESSA includes important accountability provisions that advance the principle that student success and school quality are measured by more than just academic test scores. Rather, a comprehensive approach to school improvement requires intentional investment in a whole-child, whole-school effort, where students, learn more >

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois
09/07/2016

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois

The passage of the ESSA includes important accountability provisions regarding English learners (ELs) that further emphasize that the educational experience of and goals for EL students are not an isolated set of challenges. Rather, the ways learn more >

A Handbook for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement
06/30/2016

A Handbook for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement

The SEA Handbook is a comprehensive tool designed to be used by all states to assess current stakeholder engagement efforts and further develop their engagement strategies. A Handbook for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement: A Tool to Support State Education Agencies in Planning and Implementation of ESSA was learn more >

“In Consultation With…” The Case for Meaningful Engagement
06/20/2016

“In Consultation With…” The Case for Meaningful Engagement

Written to accompany the SEA Handbook for Meaningful Engagement, this document examines why the stakes are high, why equity MUST drive accountability—and ESSA— decisions, and how an examination of stakeholder engagement promising practices and cautionary tales can help illustrate the need for efforts to learn more >

WEBINAR – ESSA: Implications for Illinois and Equity
06/14/2016

WEBINAR – ESSA: Implications for Illinois and Equity

Held on June 14, 2016, this live panel webinar included a presentation by Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Tony Smith on stakeholder engagement and ESSA implementation, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. learn more >

Recommendations for the California Department of Education on stakeholder engagement for ESSA
06/07/2016

Recommendations for the California Department of Education on stakeholder engagement for ESSA

As California considers its own contexts, needs, and priorities in ESSA implementation, the voices and experiences of families, students, and communities are crucial in protecting and advancing equity. Given the wide latitude that ESSA has allowed for states to ensure equitable access and excellence for learn more >

ESSA: Implications for Equity
06/01/2016

ESSA: Implications for Equity

In an effort to understand the implications of ESSA in our Anchor States, Partners for developed a series of reports summarizing expectations and opportunities under ESSA and their implications in the Pre-ESSA landscape in each state.

California
Colorado
Georgia
Illinois
Mississippi
New Jersey
Ohio

Letter to the US ED: Recommendations on Guidance for Community Schools
05/25/2016

Letter to the US ED: Recommendations on Guidance for Community Schools

Monique M. Chism, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Re: Community Schools Recommendations for U.S. Department of Education, Non-Regulatory Guidance
Dear Dr. Chism,

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the ESSA Request for Non-Regulatory Guidance.

Partners for Each and Every learn more >

ESSA: Implications for Equity in Ohio
04/14/2016

ESSA: Implications for Equity in Ohio

On April 14, 2016, Partners for co-hosted a live webinar conversation with Ohio stakeholders to explore the implications for equity in Ohio and the role of stakeholders in implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The webinar included presentations by  Lonny Rivera, Interim Superintendent of learn more >

WEBINAR – ESSA: Implications for Equity in Mississippi
02/25/2016

WEBINAR – ESSA: Implications for Equity in Mississippi

On February 25th, we heard from voices around Mississippi on the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its implications for issues of educational equity in the state. This webinar was an opportunity for some of Mississippi’s key stakeholder representatives to talk through learn more >