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

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 >

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 >