This report, written and produced by Learning Policy Institute in partnership with the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), provides critical information about the requirements and opportunities under the new federal education law.
Principals Action Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Providing All Students with a Well-Rounded and Complete Education is an interactive tool designed to guide principals in engaging with state and district leaders as they work over the coming years to implement the new law. This tool offers principals an overview of the concept of a well-rounded and complete education, as well as actionable policy points for which to advocate with their states and districts.
Recipient Toolkit: Stakeholder Outreach and Sustainability, version 2.0 was developed for Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grantees but is relevant to any group engaging in stakeholder outreach. The toolkit is organized into three chapters: (1) planning for outreach success, (2) know your stakeholders, and (3) outreach opportunities. This extensive toolkit provides insights into effective planning, ideas for outreach activities, and worksheets and templates to tailor outreach activities for readers’ own local contexts.
Social Media Tip Sheet #1: Innovative Engagement provides tips and strategies to help state and local education agencies use social media effectively with stakeholders. The key strategies outlined in the publication are (1) utilizing the voice of chief state school officers, (2) trying new platforms, (3) engaging directly with non-traditional media, and (4) keeping communication social and fun. Highlighting real-world examples from various states, the resource provides practical suggestions about how to engage stakeholders via social media.
The Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC) offers an annotated bibliography of resources and tools to support SEAs as they continue to involve stakeholders in ESSA preparation and implementation. Because we all have a stake in public education, ESSA requires SEAs to engage a wide array of constituents in planning and implementing the new law. Moreover, such engagement should be meaningful--ongoing, inclusive, substantive, and focused on continuous improvement.
Policy experts at AIR closely reviewed the state plans submitted this fall and summarized the key elements in concise profiles. Each state profile is listed in the report.