Let’s Get This Conversation Started: Strategies, Tools, Examples and Resources to Help States Engage with Stakeholder s to Develop and Implement their ESSA Plans
Council of Chief State School Officers – June 2016
The Council of Chief State School Officers’ guide for states gives stakeholders an idea of the kinds of interactions that they may have with ESSA committees and outlines the expectations that states may have of stakeholders. Educators might find the chart on p. 26 helpful; it explains which stakeholders state education agencies must consult under each program of the law. Educators may also benefit from the ESSA timeline (p. 21-22), along with the influencer and relationship maps (23-24), which may be useful in furthering advocacy efforts. The guide also contains stakeholder resources, tactical suggestions to states, and additional planning tools and worksheets.