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

Using ESSA to Support Inclusion

Educators in Ohio recently got a firsthand look at how ESSA can help create a more inclusive classroom that meets the needs of all students, regardless of race, religion, culture or socio-economic background. In December, the Sylvania Education Association (SEA) conducted a cultural competency training of 80 educators, using ESSA as a framework to support

Report Produced by State Association May Prove Game-Changer

Last fall, members of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) convened 750 educators, parents, young people, and community advocates from nine communities statewide. The objective: Create open conversations among diverse community members. Enhance collaboration, mutual support and common ground. Build a holistic vision of the services and supports children need. Consider next steps for ensuring

New Member Growth Tied to ESSA Implementation Advocacy

Despite membership falling below 60 percent, officials with the Fort Wayne Education Association (FWEA) rallied members around the implementation of ESSA and consequently recruited approximately 100 new members last fall. Fort Wayne members weighed in on their priorities for implementing the federal law while working with the superintendent, school board and other community members. During

Educators Meet to Discuss ESSA Opportunities and Challenges

ESSA’s implementation remains a work in progress at both the federal and state levels. To examine and discuss the wide range of efforts now underway, Virginia Education Association (VEA) affiliates in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, York, Williamsburg, and Gloucester, along with the Hampton University student chapter, organized an ESSA public forum last November attended by