(June 2016)  The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers states an opportunity to develop or refine a strategic vision for education to chart their own path forward. It also requires extensive outreach and engagement efforts, and CCSSO has released a stakeholder engagement guide , Let’s Get this Conversation Started, to help states engage with stakeholders to develop and implement their ESSA plans.

Parent centers can use this guide to partner with their state education agencies in ensuring that the voices of parents, especially parents of students with disabilities, are included in the important decisions that states make about the implementation of ESSA.  Access the guide here > > > :  http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/2016/ESSA/CCSSO%20Stakeholder%20Engagement%20Guide%20FINAL.pdf