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ESSA Implementation in the States

 

A good resource to understand the issues is The Hunt Institute's reVision: The Every Student Succeeds Act: Opportunities and Responsibilities. 

 Alabama: Governor Bentley established a State Implementation Committee.Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Alaska: Members can view stakeholder engagement at this link: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Arizona: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and receive information and provide feedback by emailing ESSAInbox@azed.gov.

Arkansas: The Arkansas Department of Education is forming working groups. Members can write Victoria Groves-Scott at vickigs@uca.edu and can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

California: Members can direct their questions to the ESSA Team at ESSA@cde.ca.gov If you would like to be notified when new information is available, join the California Department of Education (CDE) ESSA listserv by sending a blank e-mail message to join-essa@mlist.cde.ca.gov. Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act Every Student Succeeds Act Update #3 and ESSA State Plan Development Opportunities. 

Colorado: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act and ESSA in Colorado: A Conversation on the Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Members can also visit Fact Sheets and FAQs. 

Connecticut:  Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and contact Ellen Cohn, Deputy Commissioner of Education (ellen.cohn@ct.gov).  Members can also view the recordings of the ESSA webinar series located on the Superintendent’s Digest. 

Delaware: Visit this site  for general information and this site for stakeholder engagement opportunities. Information can also be found on the State Board of Education site. 

District of Columbia: Members can visit ESSA Updates and read the DC Accountability Principles draft. Participate in Community Feedback

Florida: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members may also contact ESSA@fldoe.org with questions and sign up for ESSA updates here.

Georgia: Members can contact Melissa Fincher, Deputy Superintendent for Assessment and Accountability at mfincher@doe.k12.ga.us or Matt Cordoza, Chief Communications Officer at ESSA@doe.k12.ga.us. Members can visit ESSA: Developing a Plan for Georgians, by Georgians to see the timeline. 

Hawaii: Members can send ESSA questions and feedback to ESSA@notes.k12.hi.us. See this FAQ sheet for more information.  Governor Ige created an ESSA Team. View the Strategic Plan. Sign up for updates here

Idaho: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan or contact Marcia Beckman (mmbeckman@sde.Idaho.gov) or Karen Seay (kseay@sde.Idaho.gov) with questions or comments regarding ESSA. Idaho’s timeline for implementation is found here.

Illinois: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or email ESSA@isbe.net with questions or comments. Draft #2 has been released. Comments were due 12/27/16. 

Iowa: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or email essa@iowa.gov with questions or comments. FAQ sheet here

Kansas: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members can also write Nicole Clark (nclark@ksde.org) and Tate Toedman (ttoedman@ksde.org) or direct general questions to ESSAquestions@ksde.org.

Kentucky: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Emails can be sent to  KyEdListens@education.ky.gov

Louisiana: Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or Email the Governor.  

Maine:  Members may contact Rachelle Tome, Chief Academic Officer: rachelle.tome@maine.gov or Janette Kirk, ESEA Director-Title I at janette.kirk@maine.gov. Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

Maryland: Maryland is conducting a listening tour in January, 2017. Visit Maryland ESSA Listening Tours. Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). See the Maryland Stakeholder Committee Internal and External Membership list. Questions can be directed to Mary L. Gable, Assistant State Superintendent, mary.gable@maryland.gov

Massachusetts: Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act - Stakeholder Outreach or email esea@doe.mass.edu at any time with feedback or questions. 

Michigan: Sign up to receive Michigan ESSA updates or join a parent or teacher focus group here;Visit Michigan Department of Education’s ESSA home page and resources page.

Minnesota: Minnesota:Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  

Mississippi: Read Mississippi's Educators Equity Plan. Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 

Missouri: Members can visit Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Contact assessment@dese.mo.gov. 

 

Montana: Members can visit the Every Student Succeeds Act. Montana has created an ESSA Work Group.  Members can write OPIESSAWorkGroups@mt.gov for information. Members are encouraged to periodically check the Montana state government eCalendar for information. These meetings are open to the public and public comment will be taken.

Nebraska: Updates on ESSA regulations will be posted on this page

Nevada: See List of ESSA Advisory Group Members. Information can be found here

New Hampshire:  Visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA Advisory Team Meeting Materials here.

New Jersey: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). To share questions or comments about the impact of ESSA on New Jersey, please email ESSA@doe.state.nj.us.; Expected ESSA transition timeline for New Jersey 

New York: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Questions concerning NYSED’s transition from NCLB to the ESSA should be directed to: ESSA@NYSED.GOV

North Carolina: Contact: Lou Fabrizio and Donna Brown; Resources and timeline page here

North Dakota: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). For information on the ESSA Planning Committee, contact Laurie Matzke, Assistant Superintendent (lmatzke@nd.gov) or Shauna Greff, Staff Officer (sfgreff@nd.gov)

 Ohio: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Sign up here to receive Ohio-related ESSA updates, and send your questions here; ESSA FAQ Sheet from the Ohio Department of Education

Oklahoma: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Draft One of the ESSA consolidated state plan is now available and members are encouraged to read it and comment on the survey. 

Oregon: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members can contact Theresa Richards, Federal Systems Director at  Theresa.richards@state.or.us (503)947-5922 or Meg Boyd, Communications-Strategic Communications at meg.boyd@state.or.us (503) 947-5990. 

Pennsylvania: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act. Read ESSA Planning & Implementation in Pennsylvania

·       Four working groups have been organized to address assessment, accountability, educator preparation and educator evaluation. Please visit Every Student Succeeds Act.

·       Send questions to RA-edESSA@pa.gov. Members may also write Adam Schott at adschott@pa.gov

Rhode Island: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Collaborative Learning for Outcomes

South Carolina: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

South Dakota: Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Tennessee: Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A townhall will be held in Chattanooga on January 17, 2017. Members can provide ESSA Draft Plan Feedback here

Texas: Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act and write essa@tea.texas.gov

Utah: Members may visit Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Members can take the Assessments/Accountability ESSA Survey

Vermont:For information, visit Every Student Succeeds Act. Subscribe to the Weekly Field Memo. Members can provide comments until February 10, 2017: visit this link

Virginia: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act. Members can submit comments at ESSA@doe.virginia.gov on items related to the roundtables

Washington: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act  Members can provide feedback until February 15, 2017 and sign up for email updates.  

West Virginia: Members can visit Every Student Succeeds Act and can participate by signing up at ESSA- Get Involved. They can also write Michele Blatt, Chief Accountability Officer, directly at mlblatt@k12.wv.us. 

Wisconsin: Members can visit the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and provide feedback at ESSA Title II, Part A State Plan Stakeholder Input, 

·      Members can write fellow NCTE member, Marci Glaus, who is Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction representative for English. Marci's email is Marci.Glaus@dpi.wi.gov

Wyoming: Members can visit this website for information. Stakeholders have been selected for the Advisory Committee to the Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability.  NCTE members will have the opportunity to attend their public meetings.

-       Wyoming is currently solidifying the scheduling of virtual town halls to review the following five issues: 1) assessments; 2) accountability; 3) federal funding; 4) teacher leadership and qualifications and 5) school improvements. Members can follow ESSA Implementation by signing up through the Superintendent’s page.

·        Members can also write Brent Young, Chief Policy Advisor at the Wyoming Department of Education at brent.young@wyo.gov or Brent Bacon, Chief Academic Officer for the Wyoming Department of Education at brent.bacon@wyo.gov with questions.

 

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