Every Student Succeeds Act Online Summit

Living With ESSA’s Changes

This event occurred on May 14, 2019 3:00 PM EDT and is only accessible to those who originally registered.
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With the Every Student Succeeds Act now in full effect three years after its passage, Education Week unpacks how states and districts are using ESSA to transform and customize their education systems, in line with the federal K-12 law’s grant of greater autonomy and the guardrails it lays down for quality and accountability.

Using the law’s specifics and states’ own ESSA plans as a jumping off point, Education Week journalists and expert guests will answer questions and guide online discussion in specialized booths focusing on how the law’s implementation affects:

  • School improvement and accountability;
  • Data reporting and transparency;
  • Testing and student assessment;
  • Vulnerable groups of students, including English-learners, minorities, and those with disabilities;
  • Funding and resources at the state and federal levels;
  • New ways of weighing school quality and performance; and more.

Join Education Week on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET for a deep dive into the Every Student Succeeds Act. This Online Summit provides you a unique opportunity to directly interact with reporters and experts about implementation of the nation’s marquee K-12 law.

Event Video

Living With ESSA’s Changes: In Conversation With Education Week


1:00–2:30 p.m. ET | Discussion Rooms Open

Education Week journalists and guests provide practical takeaways how the Every Student Succeeds Act is playing out in states and districts.
1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

How ESSA’s New Leeway Affects School Improvement and Accountability

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Creating Complete, Usable School Report Cards for Educators and the Public

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Beyond Test Scores: ESSA and Alternative Yardsticks for School Quality

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

What ESSA Means for Vulnerable Subgroups of Students

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Tapping ESSA Funding and Flexibility in an Uncertain Budget Landscape

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

ESSA and the Student Assessment Landscape

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Connecting School Quality and Student Outcomes

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Unlock limitless learning

2:30–3:00 p.m. ET

Final Reporter Wrap-up

Katie Carroll
Program Director for Accountability Council of Chief State School Officers
Hedy N. Chang
Founder and Executive Director Attendance Works
Brian Harris
Superintendent Barrington 220 District in Barrington, Ill.
Anne Hyslop
Assistant Director for Policy Development and Government Relations Alliance for Excellent Education
Sara Kerr
Vice President of Education Policy Implementation Results for America
Carlas L. McCauley
Director Center on School Turnaround, WestEd
Lillian Pace
Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Knowledge Works
Allison Rose Socol
Assistant Director of P-12 Policy The Education Trust
Evie Blad is a reporter for Education Week.
Daarel Burnette II was an assistant managing editor for Education Week.
Alyson Klein is an assistant editor for Education Week.
Christina Samuels formerly covered educational equity for Education Week.
Sarah D. Sparks covers education research, data, and the science of learning for Education Week.
Andrew Ujifusa was an assistant editor who covered national education policy and politics.
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