Panelist Information: Mary Kingston Roche, Director of Public Policy, Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership; Noelle Ellerson, Associate Executive Director of Policy and Advocacy, School Superintendents Association
Duration: 59 minutes
The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that replaced No Child Left Behind contains key provisions that advance the principle that partnerships among school, family and community are essential for student success. Learn what this new law means for community schools and more broadly, for strengthening school-community partnerships to help students succeed. Listen to an overview of ESSA including key changes from NCLB and what this means for community schools from Coalition Director of Public Policy Mary Kingston Roche. Noelle Ellerson, Associate Executive Director of the School Superintendents Association, will share the superintendent’s perspective on the opportunities this new law affords community partners to work more strongly with school districts.