THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT (ESSA):
Implications for Equity in Ohio
A Live Video Conversation
Thursday, April 14th, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET
We are pleased to invite your participation in a live video-conference to learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and examine the role of stakeholder engagement as part of Ohio’s implementation.
After more than a decade of "No Child Left Behind," the reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act has returned broad authority to state and local education agencies to shape education policy. ESSA provides an opportunity for stakeholders, from all perspectives, to collaborate with one another to inform decision-making, develop equitable implementation strategies, and build a system for long-term continuous improvement. With a lessening federal role, stakeholder input is increasingly important to ensuring equity and excellence for all Ohio students.
• What are the key elements to effective stakeholder engagement as recognized by the many stakeholder groups represented in Ohio?
• How can state and local stakeholders, particularly those from the most underrepresented areas, positively influence the decisions and changes that the Ohio Department of Education and districts will make as part of ESSA implementation?
• How will Ohio ensure that all of its students have the resources and tools necessary to succeed, particularly for the most vulnerable populations including English learners, low income students, rural students, at-risk students, and students with disabilities?
Please join this important conversation, which will include updates from Lonny Rivera, Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education, and an overview of the new law from Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise, President, the Alliance for Excellent Education. The discussion will be moderated by Brad Mitchell, Managing Director of Innovation, Battelle for Kids, who will be joined by Chad Aldis, Vice President for Ohio Policy and Advocacy, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Denise Baba, Vice President of Streetsboro City Schools Board of Education and President-Elect, Ohio School Boards Association; Marsha Mockabee, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Cleveland; Michael Tefs, Superintendent, Wooster City Schools; and Kay Wait, Teacher and Instructional Planner, Toledo Public Schools.
Background reading materials will be sent prior to the webinar. Save your place now to be part of this discussion and submit a question to the panel upon registration. If you registered for the previous date of this webinar, please re-register to attend.
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