The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed in 2015, gave states the opportunity, as well as the flexibility and authority to write federal plans aligned with their state visions to create more equitable education systems for all students.
At the Nebraska Department of Education, state education agency staff have been working closely with their school districts and Urban League partners to create a model to strengthen school leadership capacity. As a member of the Wallace Fou
In recent years, the Ohio Department of Education has emphasized the importance of high-quality school leadership through an explicit commitment to excellence in their strategic plan along with several programs designed to elevate the role of
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been working hard to elevate school leaders as agents of change in schools and communities across the Commonwealth. As a member of the Wallace Foundation’s ESSA Leadership Learni
In September 2016, 10 states gathered in New York City and made a commitment to take advantage of the opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to elevate school leaders as their primary agents for school improvement. Each state established a team made up of staff from t