ESSA Co-Pilot: Implementing Your State's Plan
AIR’s ESSA Co-Pilot provides information on key topics to help you implement your state's plan.
April 5, 2019 - Two new ESSA Action Guides from AIR, designed to support and inform education leaders are now available. Selecting Evidence-Based Practices for Low-Performing Schools and Using ESSA to Improve School Funding Fairness provide specific steps leaders can follow—and a list of helpful resources for each topic. Further guides on other topics are forthcoming.
March 26, 2019 - Developing a College- and Career-Ready Workforce: An Analysis of ESSA, Perkins V, IDEA, and WIOA. When applied together, these four laws can provide opportunities for states to develop a coherent approach to creating an aligned education-to-workforce pipeline. This resource includes the following: (1) a brief to help state and local agencies understand where opportunities exist to align and leverage policies, programs, and funding across the laws to support the education-to-workforce pipeline; (2) a workbook to discuss those opportunities in the context of their state plans as they relate to ESSA, Perkins, IDEA, and WIOA; and (3) an interactive tool that helps states and local agencies develop a plan that respects the requirements of the laws as well as maximizes opportunities for college and career readiness alignment.
January 31, 2019 - How Did It Get This Way? Disentangling the Sources of Teacher Quality Gaps Across Two States. In this report, CALDER uses longitudinal data to study the extent to which four processes—teacher attrition from each state workforce, teacher mobility within districts, teacher mobility across districts, and teacher hiring—contribute to “teacher quality gaps” between advantaged and disadvantaged schools.
January 28, 2019 – Infographic: Integrating Equity into Social Emotional Learning. We now have a body of substantial and strong research that indicates that SEL has the ability to help students have better scholastic achievement, jobs, and well-being. From this research, we know differences and inequalities such as disabilities, poverty, and discrimination can pose barriers to social and emotional development. This REL Midwest infographic highlights strategies for grounding SEL in a focus on equity to help promote the conditions that enable all children to build on their unique assets and reach their full potential.
January 24, 2019 - Pittsburgh School District Expects To Expand Social Services. How can schools better engage communities? Since 2015, one school district has been making a difference. 90.5 WESA’s story on the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Community Schools model, which was implemented with recommendations from AIR, contains links and interviews to what is working, possibilities, and information on Cincinnati’s model.