Resources, Tools, Events, and Publications from the Partners for Network

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 Partners <em>for</em> Network: Project Overview Booklet
12/31/2016

The Partners for Network: Project Overview Booklet

This document is a brief snapshot of the Partners for Network and how it works in our Anchor States and on our five clusters of issues. While not comprehensive, it is our hope that this document will help newcomers to the Partners for network to understand where learn more >

Supports & Interventions in Illinois Schools: Participation, Preparation, and What Comes Next
12/13/2016

Supports & Interventions in Illinois Schools: Participation, Preparation, and What Comes Next

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has embraced both the requirement under ESSA and the spirit of intent that meaningful engagement with a range of stakeholders throughout the processes of policy planning and implementation is essential to ensure the best possible state level planning 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 comes next 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 >

A Handbook for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement
10/06/2016

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 >

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 >

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