How the New ESSA Affects AFSA

About the Webinar

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is now gone. The new education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is the biggest change in K-12 federal education law since NCLB was enacted in 2012.

AFSA’s lobbyist, Jon Bernstein, hosted a webinar on Jan. 14, 2016 explaining how the ESSA affects administrators and their schools including:

  • New flexibility for states to create principal evaluation systems that are not based primarily on test scores, and in consultation with principals;
  • New opportunities to reduce high stakes assessments and allow more time for student learning;
  • New opportunities and funding for school improvement activities that are not overly proscriptive and begin with a needs assessment and capacity analysis;
  • New opportunities for schools to access technology to improve learning.

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