Policy & Advocacy

Since states began developing their plans for the Every Student Success Act (ESSA) on school standards, our policy analysts have been working with the U.S. Department of Education to ensure that it issues rules that provide meaningful guidance to states and local districts on how to implement ESSA accurately. After reviewing the final regulations, we commend and appreciate that the Department took into consideration and adopted the comments and concerns of the civil rights community.

We will continue to push the Department of Education on a federal level and state education departments to implement ESSA by: