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

ESSA Campaign Sparks New Advocacy Among Member Base

The ESSA implementation campaign led by the Lyon County Education Association (LCEA) typifies how local Associations can help to shape the specifics of the new law, particularly in such areas as student equity, teacher evaluation, standardized testing, and how to fix low-performing schools. With regard to testing, LCEA and members of the Time to Learn

ESSA Discussion at Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs Annual Conference in Miami

Karla Hernandez-Mats, president of United Teachers of Dade (UTD) in Florida, made a presentation regarding the implementation of ESSA at the Annual Conference of the Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs (BHCC) in Miami, Florida. The BHCC is a national non-partisan organization comprised of the elected Latino officials serving as the chairs and vice chairs of

Final Draft of Delaware ESSA Plan Steps Away From ‘Name and Blame’ Game

After weeks of advocacy and feedback from Delaware State Education Association (DSEA) members and other stakeholders, the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) released on March 29 a revised draft of the state ESSA Consolidated Plan. The draft is now under review by U.S. Department of Education officials and peer reviewers as part of a 120-day