Understanding ESSA: Three Tips for Educators to Help Shape Education PolicyOctober 31, 2016
As states prepare to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, policymakers need to hear from stakeholders, like teachers and parents, writes Katrina Boone. And there are practical ways to get involved, starting with understanding the law (with helpful tools like ESSA for Educators and Understanding ESSA). Educators should consider how the legislation applies to their practice and context (the why of why teachers want to become involved). Finally, Boone notes, teachers are the experts, so they should share the experience and expertise. Parents and teachers can find more information about ESSA plans in their state here.