Archive for the ‘ESSA’ Category

Letters to US ED
02/28/2017

Letters to US ED

In an effort to participate in state and national efforts around ESSA implementation, Partner for has made an effort to make both our opinion and our advice publicly available. To the extent useful, Partners for has taken several opportunities to submit formal comments.

To that end, learn more >

The District Guide to ESSA and the Importance of Meaningful Engagement: Participation, Preparation, and What Comes Next
12/11/2016

The District Guide to ESSA and the Importance of Meaningful Engagement: Participation, Preparation, and What Comes Next

Partners for and our state Partners have collaborated to produce A District Guide to ESSA and the Importance of Stakeholder Engagement – a guide to support districts and schools as they participate in state-level decision-making, and begin to prepare for what learn more >

EngageforSchools.org
12/06/2016

EngageforSchools.org

Engage For Schools is an online platform for stakeholders to engage in the education policy process. Initially used to support the Illinois State Board of Education in soliciting feedback on their State Plan, Partners for began testing out this new way of engaging with learn more >

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #2 – Reader’s Guide
12/06/2016

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #2 – Reader’s Guide

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released its second ESSA State Plan draft on November 22, 2016. ISBE and Partners for jointly developed a second Reader’s Guide to accompany the draft plan #2.

As part of ISBE’s efforts to gather feedback learn more >

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #1 – Reader’s Guide
11/01/2016

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #1 – Reader’s Guide

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 learn more >

Strengthening Stakeholder Engagement in Illinois: Recommendations for ISBE’s ESSA State Plan Development
10/07/2016

Strengthening Stakeholder Engagement in Illinois: Recommendations for ISBE’s ESSA State Plan Development

In an effort to support the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to strengthen their stakeholder engagement efforts around the ESSA State Plan, Partners for submitted formal comment to their open invitation for feedback on their ESSA state plan first draft in October 2016.

Read our Recommendations learn more >

NJDOE ESSA Handouts
10/01/2016

NJDOE ESSA Handouts

In an effort to support the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) as they engaged with a group of stakeholders with representatives from across the education landscape, Partners for produced a series of “Handouts” focusing on sections of ESSA of particular relevance to their input learn more >

LCFF: How Can Local Control Keep the Promise of Educational Equity in CA?
10/01/2016

LCFF: How Can Local Control Keep the Promise of Educational Equity in CA?

LCFF: How Can Local Control Keep the Promise of Educational Equity in CA?

In October 2016, Partners for Each and Every Child (Partners for) and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) co-hosted an event intended to:

Build understanding and engage in conversations around the current impact of learn more >

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 >