ESSA Two Years in: How Paraeducators Can Still Affect Change


Session Abstract

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015, has given educators – teachers, paraeducators and other education support professionals (ESP) – a seat at the table to determine how the law is implemented and how to make the ESSA promise a greater opportunity students. This workshop recognizes that the leverage point for change has shifted from the state to the local school district. While State ESSA Plans have already been completed and submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, there is still opportunity for paraeducators to affect change at the local level. Join this session to gain an understanding of ESSA and to learn about timely opportunities and techniques to influence Local ESSA Plans.


Tim Barchak