Meaningful Engagement Under ESSA — Issue 2:
A Handbook for Local Leaders on School Improvement

This new resource offers local leaders more detail about different school improvement strategies, as well as assessing need and aligning resources with chosen priorities — and how to do so in collaboration with community stakeholders.

Download the handbook

State Leaders: download an outline for how to tailor this resource to your state!

What’s in Issue 1?

Partners for Each and Every Child (a project of the Opportunity Institute) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) — with the support of Education First and input from more than 30 national organizations and local leaders —released Meaningful Local Engagement Under ESSA: A Handbook for LEA and School Leaders (Handbook – Issue 1) in 2017.

We encourage you to use these resources together!

Download the Handbook Components:

Watch the June 19, 2018 webinar to learn more about these resources:

Click here to download the slide deck

Thank You to Our Many Contributors:

AASA, The School Superintendents Association
Alliance for Excellent Education
The American Federation of Teachers
Collaborative for Student Success
The Education Trust
Education Commission of the States
Education First
Education Resource Strategies
EducationCounsel, LLC
Federal Education Group, PLLC
Food Research & Action Center
Healthy Schools Campaign
Migration Policy Institute
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of State Boards of Education
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
National Association for Education of Homeless Children and Youth
National Association of School Psychologists
National Black Child Development Institute
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Coalition for Community Schools, Institute for Educational Leadership
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Indian Education Association
National PTA
National Urban League
National Education Association
National Governors Association
National School Boards Association
Ounce of Prevention Fund
Phillip M. Brown, founder of the New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional and Character Development
Rural School and Community Trust
The Center for Assessment
The District Management Group
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
US Chamber of Commerce
Members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign:
Activists with A Purpose
Action Communication and Education Reform, Inc.
Citizens for a Better Greenville
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children
Gwinnett SToPP
Midwest Center for School Transformation or the Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition
Nollie Jenkins Family Center
Parent Education Organizing Council
Patterson Education Fund
Racial Justice NOW!
Southern Echo
Sunflower County Parents and Students United
Student Advocacy Center of Michigan
Tunica Teens in Action
Woman of God’s Design Ministry

And local leaders (Principals, Administrators, and Superintendents) from:
North Carolina