April 2018
Get Ready for Full ESSA Implementation with These Resources and Tips
 
 
 
The Federal Education Budget Is Set. Now What?
Scott Brooks, Agile Education Marketing
 
There has been much speculation about ESSA implementation and federal education funding, particularly budget cuts. Fiscal Year 2018 began in October 2017, yet continuing resolutions have delayed a final budget — until now. The 2018 budget was approved March 23rd, and, in our opinion, the forecast is surprisingly sunny. Read the article to learn which programs fared better than expected and what steps to take now that the budget has been set.
 
 
 
 
State Implementation of ESSA
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
 
ESSA is changing state and local education policies. States have revamped their accountability systems, professional development and evaluation requirements to ensure students receive a well-rounded education. Stay informed on state plans, resources and opportunities with this interactive map.
 
 
Insight into Your Customers, So You can Find More Like Them
 
Educators Need Support from Vendors More Than Ever
52% of educators are looking to vendors for support with ESSA implementation. Connect with educators from the district office to classrooms using Agile Education Marketing's integrated marketing solutions. Share case studies by email, catch the attention of educators with digital advertising as they browse the Internet for solutions, and be in their mailboxes with tried-and-true direct mail.
> Take a look at Agile's data, then get in touch for help developing your ESSA strategy
 
 
 
Where ESSA Opens Opportunities for Companies
Michele Molnar, EdWeek Market Brief
 
ESSA gives states and districts more flexibility in how they use federal education funding. Many education vendors are scrambling to understand how this change impacts school purchasing. Learn where ESSA creates opportunities for education vendors and get expert advice on how companies can keep up as state ESSA plans continue to evolve.
 
 
 
 
The Every Student Succeeds Act: 5 Things You Need to Know
The 74
 
ESSA replaced No Child Left Behind and goes into full effect during the 2018–19 school year. Yet many educators don't fully understand the changes brought about by ESSA or how ESSA will impact their schools. Here is a helpful video that lists the top five things you need to know about ESSA.
 
 
 
 
ESSA Progress Report: How the New Law Is Moving From Policy to Practice
Alyson Klein, Education Week
 
ESSA becomes a reality this fall, and we have yet to see how policy is going to transform to practice. ESSA was designed to give schools greater spending flexibility, create improved accountability systems, and promote school improvement. But are state plans going to achieve these goals? This article provides a rundown on ESSA and the big questions currently facing the law.
 
 
 
 
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