Democrats Override Maryland Governor’s Anti-Public Education Veto

On April 6, Democrats from the Maryland General Assembly stood with parent, educator, and civil rights groups to override Gov. Hogan’s veto of the Protect Our Schools Act —legislation that will make the state a leader in closing opportunity gaps, reducing standardized testing, and preventing school privatization. “Today was a huge day for public education

ESSA Webinar: The Gamechanger for Parents and Educators

In New Mexico, the state chapter of PTA and NEA New Mexico have been working together to bring parents into the process, and to learn from each other as well. Learn more. >> Recorded Webinar ESSA Webinar: The Gamechanger for Parents and Educators New Mexico: December 13, 2016 NEA and the National PTA discussed implementation of the

Forsyth County Association of Educators ESSA Design and Implementation Team

Members of the Forsyth County Association of Educators (FCAE) began discussing ESSA issues early in the school year with the superintendent and other district officials of Forsyth County Schools, home to more than 54,000 students in 81schools. “I found out they didn’t have an ESSA team,” says Ronda Mays, FCAE president. “So, I started one.”

Delaware Gets Ready to Submit State Plan

Throughout the spring of 2017, states will be submitting their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S Department of Education. Representatives from the Delaware State Education Association played a prominent role in these conversations. The Delaware Department of Education tapped into the expertise of all stakeholders in designing its plan. In September, state officials held two