ESSA Increases State DSS Funding

Every Student Succeeds Act – ESSA In December of 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the latest update to federal education law and a bipartisan bill that aims to repair “the overuse of standardized tests and one-size-fits all mandates” and to empower “states and school districts to develop their own strategies for improvement.” One provision of … Read More

Katherine Del MonteESSA Increases State DSS Funding

Family Engagement and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a reauthorization of the educational standards set forth through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1965. The ESSA puts into place provisions aimed at helping low-income and underprivileged children succeed in school. Chief among this legislative groundwork is a sharp focus on the role of parent and family engagement in the … Read More

Katherine Del MonteFamily Engagement and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Parent Involvement and the New Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Parent Involvement and the New Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has important family and parent involvement provisions embedded in the reauthorization by Congress. As Michele Brooks, a former assistant superintendent of family engagement for Boston Public Schools, writes on the Harvard Family Research Project site this emphasis on family involvement opens a window … Read More

Katherine Del MonteParent Involvement and the New Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)