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Stakeholder Engagement is Critical, Not Optional

What has changed under Every Student Succeeds Act?

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Stakeholder Engagement is Critical, Not Optional

Op-Ed author: Ruthann Jaquette President Michigan PTA

This year, states and schools are grappling with a new education law—the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). While many teachers, students and parents won’t see immediate change in their schools and classrooms, work has begun behind the scenes to implement ESSA with the creation of new education plans that, hopefully, will soon make high-quality, well-rounded education a reality for every child.

For the first time, K-12 education law acknowledges the critical role parents and other community members play in student success and school improvement efforts by requiring that they be “meaningfully consulted” in the development of new education plans and implementation of the law. Parents and their children are the consumers of our nation’s public education system, and parents have always been essential partners in education. But, they haven’t always had a seat at the decision-making table. ESSA provides a unique opportunity for parents and families to give their input and hold states and districts accountable for their children’s educational experience.  Read More Here



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#28. What was the first legislative effort by the Michigan Congress in 1925?


The bill was prepared by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and called “The Anti-Fraternity Bill”, whose object is to disband existing secret societies in our high schools and prohibit their organizing in the public schools of Michigan.  The bill passed the House and its status vote.


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