The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is in the news, and education officials are seeking public comments on how this law should be implemented.
On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Strategies for Children convened a group of early childhood practitioners, advocates, and policy makers to discuss ESSA. Matthew Deninger from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education was on hand to provide background on the law. He shared details about the evolving Massachusetts plan and spoke about opportunities to support the birth-through-grade-three continuum in the state plan and in local district plans.
Several themes emerged from this discussion: (more…)