Professional Development Highlights: What the Every Student Succeeds Act Means for Your School

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Do you know what the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is and what it means for our classrooms?

The ESSA has opened the door for educators, parents and students to be leaders in fulfilling the promise of a great public school for every student. There is a role for all of us as we shape policies that affect students and make school decisions under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Join us on Thursday, November 29 at 4 p.m. in the George Washington Middle School Media Center for a one-hour workshop to learn more about ESSA and what it means for your school. John Riley, a Senior Analyst from the National Education Association Education Policy and Practice Department, will join us to:

  • Share the resources for the multi-tiered support system that NEA provides for teachers
  • Provide ideas on professional development and accountability
  • Maintain an expectation on accountability and action for positive change in our highest poverty schools

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • understand the history of ESSA
  • make connections around improvements in student achievement through professional development
  • share de-escalation strategies and behavior management

This session is best suited for:

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Paraprofessionals

Questions? Please contact Debra Lane at