With the enactment of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the focus of our advocacy now 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 parent, you have an important role to play in ESSA implementation. The goal of this Roadmap is to empower you to:
- Actively participate in the development of any family engagement activities in your child's school
- Educate other parents about ESSA and family engagement
- Ensure schools are including parents in the decision making process