ESSA Implementation and Politics of Equity

Mar 13, 2018 09:00am -
Mar 13, 2018 10:30am

Event Description

The Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) returned authority to states with a promise to significantly improve outcomes for all kids. Every state and the District of Columbia have drafted and submitted ESSA plans, with 34 approved by the U.S. Department of Education to date. Our panel of experts will dive into state ESSA plans, the perspectives of stakeholders, as well as additional state efforts to address the challenges and progress to advance equity. Join us for an intimate discussion with the experts on what we can expect as states move toward implementing their ESSA plans.

A light breakfast will be provided.


  • Susie Saavedra, Senior Director, Policy & Legislative Affairs at National Urban League
  • Chad Aldeman, Principal at Bellwether Education Partners
  • Jessah Walker, Senior Federal Relations Associate at Council of Chief State School Officers

Location: Educational Testing Service (ETS)
1800 M Street, NW
Suite 425 South
​Washington, DC 20036

Closest Metro: Farragut North/Farragut West

Registration Fees:
Member: $20
Non Member: $40
Event Registration with the purchase of a NEW Membership (a $50 savings!): $215

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Event Type:Breakfast Meeting
Early registration ends on Feb 08, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Feb 09, 2018 and ends on Mar 13, 2018.
Late registration starts on Mar 14, 2018.