Critical Area Outline: Teacher and Leader Quality

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Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), every state has the opportunity to analyze its current teacher and leader quality initiatives and use ESSA to ensure your education workforce can deliver on the state’s strategic vision and aspirations for the students this law is intended to serve. Chiefs will begin the ESSA transition planning by articulating their vision for the expanded state role in implementing this legislation.

This guide serves as a resource for states when writing the Teacher and Leader Quality section of their ESSA plans and includes the following sections:

  • Opportunities and Requirements under ESSA
  • Questions to consider for addressing equity
  • A list of resources and examples
  • Questions to consider when selecting strategies

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