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 all students, the stakes for our most vulnerable children are especially high. One of the most significant provisions in the law is the requirement that states conduct “meaningful stakeholder engagement.” Partners for submitted these comments to the California Department of Education in June, 2016.

Read our Recommendations for the California Department of Education on Stakeholder Engagement for ESSA