ESSA - Every Student Succeeds Act

ESSA and Professional Learning 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the U.S. federal education law, includes many provisions that influence how educators experience professional learning. Included here are several Learning Forward resources related to ESSA to help you advocate and implement meaningfully.

Definition of professional learning

Learning Forward influenced the creation of an improved definition of professional learning in ESSA.

Professional learning within ESSA 

Advocating for better professional learning

Learning Forward and many of our allies have submitted letters and comments to influence the Department of Education's ESSA regulations and guidelines. We'll share recent comments here to highlight possibilities for ESSA implementation.

The Agents for Learning Competition

As states and school districts undertake the implementation of ESSA, educator voice is critical. Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) hosted a team challenge earlier this year to encourage teachers to speak up for the learning they need.