Now that the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is law, the focus of our advocacy turns to effective implementation of the law to ensure every child has the ability to reach their full potential. While this new law provides a great opportunity for states to tailor their education systems to meet the needs of their students—including students with disabilities—this new level of authority will also require an increased amount of responsibility for states to ensure they close achievement gaps.
As a PTA leader, you have an important role to play in ESSA implementation. The goal of this Roadmap is to empower you to:
- Actively participate on ESSA implementation at the local level
- Educate other parent leaders and the community on ESSA
- Ensure districts are including parents and gathering meaningful input from them on ESSA implementation