Every Student Succeeds Act Online Summit

Keys to ESSA Readiness

This event occurred on February 01, 2017 5:00 PM EST.
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As state and school district leaders scramble to prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act’s new challenges and flexibility, Education Week provides practical takeaways on ESSA’s crucial 2017-18 rollout. The new law resets the relationship between the federal government and other players on K-12 policy, giving greater autonomy—and added responsibility—to state and local officials. This virtual event will outline the state of play on ESSA implementation, including new federal regulations and guidance, timelines, and the capacity lift for state and local officials. Education Week journalists and guests will staff discussion rooms dedicated to specific high-profile topics, including: testing and assessments; whole-child and non-academic factors in weighing school quality; federal regulation and oversight; teacher professional development; and states’ capacity and role in stakeholder engagement.

Keys to ESSA Readiness: Reporter Insights

On Feb. 1, 2017, Education Week hosted “Keys to ESSA Readiness,” an online event connecting our readers with reporters for a day of discussions about the new federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. In this livestream, hosted by Broadcast Correspondent Lisa Stark, veteran reporters Catherine Gewertz and Alyson Klein provide key takeaways from the day’s discussions.


1:00–1:15 p.m.


1:15–2:45 p.m.

#ESSASummit17 Discussions Open

2:45–3:45 p.m.

Live Webinar: ESSA's Impact—Views from Districts and Schools

3:45–4:45 p.m.

Webinar Simulcast

4:45–5:00 p.m.

Final Reporter Wrap-up

See Also

Every Student Succeeds Act Video ESSA Explained: Inside the New Federal K-12 Law
The new Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. And it gives big new leeway to states in calling the shots.
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Reg Leichty
Founder and Partner Foresight Law + Policy
Patrick J. Murphy
Marianne Perie
Director Center for Assessment and Accountability Research and Design (CAARD), University of Kansas
Nader Twal
Program Administrator innovative Professional Development (iPD), Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development, Long Beach Unified School District, Calif.
Michael Watson
Chief Academic Officer Delaware Department of Education
Evie Blad is a reporter for Education Week.
Daarel Burnette II was an assistant managing editor for Education Week.
Sean Cavanagh is the managing editor of EdWeek Market Brief.
Michelle R. Davis formerly wrote for Education Week.
Catherine Gewertz was a writer for Education Week who covered national news and features.
Alyson Klein is an assistant editor for Education Week.
Holly Kurtz is the director of the EdWeek Research Center.
Holly Peele is the director of the Education Week Library.
David Rosenzweig
Lisa Stark
Lisa Stark was a Correspondent for Education Week Video. She reported on education issues from pre-K through higher education for the PBS NewsHour and edweek.org.
Andrew Ujifusa was an assistant editor who covered national education policy and politics.
Madeline Will is a reporter for Education Week who covers the teaching profession.
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