THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT: Implications for equity in Mississippi
A Live Video Conversation
Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. CST
We are pleased to invite your participation in a live video-conference to examine the role of stakeholders and accountability systems as part of Mississippi’s implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
After more than a decade of “No Child Left Behind,” the reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act has placed broad authority back to state and local education agencies to shape education policy. ESSA provides an opportunity for the Mississippi Department of Education, local districts, education agencies, and community stakeholders to work together to ensure that schools and districts have the capacity and resources to respond to the needs of underserved, underrepresented and high-needs students.
The live video-conference will serve to educate and engage local stakeholders about ESSA, its implications for equity, and the stakeholder role in a decentralized governance structure. Materials and discussion will include background on the federal law and national circumstances, as well tailored MS-specific information, with the goal of establishing a broader framework for discussions in upcoming 2016 Equity Workshops.
- What goals, measures, and indicators will be required of state accountability systems, and what changes to Mississippi’s current system will be required as a result?
- How will Mississippi ensure that all of its students have the resources and tools necessary to succeed?
- How can state and local stakeholders, particularly those from the most underserved areas, influence the decisions and changes that the Mississippi Department of Education and Districts will make as part of ESSA implementation?
Join us for a conversation moderated by Dr. Leeson Taylor, superintendent, Greenville Public Schools & president, Mississippi Alliance of Black School Educators with discussion participants including:
Etta Taplin, former president, Mississippi School Boards Association;
Sanford Johnson, deputy director, Mississippi First;
Joyce Helmick, teacher, DeSoto County School District & president, Mississippi Association of Educators.
A review of the federal role and key ESSA decision points will be provided by Kent McGuire, president and CEO, Southern Education Foundation.
Save your place now to be part of this discussion and submit a question to the panel upon registration. Background reading materials will be sent prior to live video-conference.
The event will be hosted via GoToWebinar. You will also receive participant instructions and basic system requirements upon registration.
This live video-conference is presented in collaboration with:
Mississippi Center for Education Innovation
Mississippi Association Education
Mississippi Association of School Superintendents
Mississippi Alliance of Black School Educators
Mississippi State Conference NAACP
Partners for Each and Every Child