Signed into law in 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a commitment by Congress and the U.S. Department of Education to equal educational opportunity for all American students. As states continue to implement ESSA programs, AIR is providing a series of action guides to support and inform education leaders.
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28 Feb 2019
Q & A
Monique M. Chism, Ph.D., a vice president for Policy, Practice, and Systems Change, leads AIR’s six federally funded comprehensive and content centers and District and School Improvement portfolios. Prior to joining AIR, she served as deputy assistant secretary for policy and programs in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. She also brings experience from the Illinois State Board of Education, Learning Point Associates (now AIR), and her time as a teacher.
29 Nov 2018
Educational equity is achieved when all students receive the resources, opportunities, skills, and knowledge they need to succeed in our democratic society. ESSA gives policymakers and educators the ability to leverage resources with the backing of the law to close opportunity gaps and improve learning outcomes for all students. Pinpointing the root cause of inequity is a complex matter and AIR has the knowledge and experience to help.
31 Jul 2015
This spotlight takes a look at the history of Title I, how the program has changed over time, and how it affects children, schools, families and education policy. Experts weigh in on the program's past and future in interviews, briefs, and blogs.
23 Apr 2015
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I established educational equity as a federal priority by providing financial assistance to local education agencies serving children of low-income families. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Title I, the Education Policy Center at AIR is presenting a video series featuring Elizabeth Grant, AIR Vice President, and Monique Chism, Director of the Office of State Support at the U.S. Department of Education, discussing the history, influence, and future of this important legislation.