Engage for Education Equity:
A Toolkit for School Communities on ESSA

The Dignity in Schools Campaign, Partners for Each and Every Child (a project of the Opportunity Institute), and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. have developed this toolkit to serve as a call to action and to empower parents, families, caregivers, students, and other community members with the information and tools they need to take action on ESSA in schools.


Download the full toolkit

Or read the summary here

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Watch our recent webinar on how to use the toolkit at the bottom of this page!

Download the Toolkit Resources:

NEW RESOURCE: Using Data to Advocate worksheet

This worksheet and packet support advocates and communities as they check out their state’s latest school report cards.

State ESSA Plans (these states don't yet have summaries):

Thank you to all those who contributed!

Action Communication Education Reform
Activists with a Purpose
Blue Ribbon Youth Leadership Institute
Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children
Girls for Gender Equity, Inc.
Gwinnett SToPP
The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Midwest Center for School Transformation
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
National Economic & Social Rights Initiative
National Urban League
Nollie Jenkins Family Center
Parent Education Organizing Council
Parents for Public Schools
Partners for Each and Every Child
(a project of the Opportunity Institute)
Paterson Education Fund
Racial Justice NOW!
Southern Echo, Inc.
Student Advocacy Center of Michigan
Sunflower County Parents & Students United (SCPSU)
The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC)
Tunica Teens in Action (TTIA)
United Parent Leadership Action Network
Woman of God’s Design Ministry
Youth on Board

For any additional inquiries, or to request an addition or support in using the toolkit, please contact sophie@theopportunityinstitute.org.