What’s ESSA and why should teachers care?
Teachers often feel that conversations about education are happening all around them, and yet they’re not really included. That’s the case for many educators when it comes to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Sure, you’ve heard the acronym, but what does the policy and related funding mean, and how can teachers be sure their voices are heard when it comes to edtech policy creation and implementation? On this episode of “Your Edtech Questions,” guest Anne Hyslop, assistant director, policy development and government relations for the Alliance for Excellent Education, provides a primer on ESSA, shares real-world examples of thoughtful ESSA implementation by states and districts, and explains why teachers should care about edtech policy and advocacy. Listen to get a better understanding of this critical federal policy and to learn how to add your voice to the conversation.