ESSA: Your Key Questions, Answered by Experts (Video)

By Mike Bock — June 15, 2018 1 min read
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Last month, Education Week hosted “Keys to ESSA Implementation”, an online event where journalists and policy experts answered audience questions about the new federal K-12 law that will become a classroom reality this fall. Afterwards, the Education Week experts involved in the summit sat down with Deputy Managing Editor Mark Bomster to give an overview of different facets of the law. Take a look:

How Prepared Are Schools and Districts for ESSA?

As schools gear up for the Every Student Succeeds Act’s debut, states and the federal government are figuring out the balance on issues like accountability, federal oversight, and civil rights.

Minorities, English-Learners, and Special Education—Who’s Keeping Watch Under ESSA?

ESSA sets tough standards for states in measuring and boosting the performance of historically disenfranchised student groups, but advocates worry about compliance and oversight in an era of new flexibility.

Under ESSA, Who’s in Charge of Education Policy?

As we move into the Every Student Succeeds Act’s implementation phase, who will be making the key decisions on where and how money should be spent at the state level?

What ESSA Means for Testing and Assessments

ESSA gives states new openings to shape student-testing regimes to their own liking. How do testing provisions under ESSA and the previous law—No Child Left Behind—differ?

The Future of Teacher Effectiveness and PD Under ESSA

ESSA asks for states to define “ineffective teachers” and gives them freedom to determine what that means. Reporter Madeline Will examines key questions around ESSA’s impact on the teacher force.

How Does ESSA Impact Education Product and Service Providers?

The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states and districts to back up their school-improvement plans with evidence. What does that mean for the business and private sector?


A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.