This toolkit was designed by educators for educators.  It is intended to be used by members to explain the high points of ESSA to their peers and provide them with knowledge as well as opportunities for educator action within ESSA. 

 

  1. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): What Educators Should Know  (Visit EdCommunities to download)
    This PowerPoint  gives recent historical context for the transition from NCLB to ESSA; outlines positive aspects of the new law for educators; points out opportunities for educators to use the new law to benefit students and empower their local union. Visit the ESSA Implementation group in EdCommunities for a downloadable version of this PowerPoint which includes detailed presenter notes.

     

  2. Putting Students First: Using the Opportunity Dashboard (PDF)
    This resource is designed to raise awareness around the opportunity indicators that must be included in ESSA accountability plans.  This resource also provides suggested actions on how educators can voice their thoughts on the opportunity indicators. 

     

  3. The Every Student Succeeds Act: Myth Busters (PDF)
    This one page document provides factual information on key provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act to dispel misinformation.

     

  4. Where Should Educator Voices be Heard at the State Level? (PDF)
    This graphic resource contextualizes where opportunities for educator voice exist at the state level.  The graphic displays information about the primary roles and the composition of state implementation teams and.

     

  5. Where Should Educator Voices be Heard at the District Level? (PDF)
    This graphic resource contextualizes where opportunities for educator voice exist at the district level. The graphic displays information about the primary roles and the composition of district implementation teams.

     

  6. Where can Educator Voices be part of School Improvement Planning? (PDF)
    This graphic resource contextualizes where opportunities for educator voice exist within school improvement planning. The graphic displays information about the composition of school improvement planning teams and contains external links to key elements of school improvement.

     

  7. Changes in Title Programs Under ESSA (PDF)
    This resource is designed as a reference that will provide educators an overview of the key changes of ESSA within a title by title framework.