Member Resources

National PTA has identified six critical ways states, school districts and schools should be engaging parents and families as part of ESSA or any new education initiative. Learn what they are, and use their new rubric to evaluate how your state, school district and school are doing.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes many provisions that influence how educators experience professional learning. Learning Forward offers several resources related to ESSA to help educators at all levels advocate and implement meaningfully, including: A New Vision For Professional Learning: A Toolkit to Help States Use ESSA to Advance...

NAESP is pleased to provide the Principals Action Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act: Providing All Students with a Well-Rounded and Complete Education. Principals can use this interactive tool to engage with state and district leaders as they prepare to submit their ESSA consolidated plans and work to implement...

Superintendents and other school district leaders are “overwhelmingly concerned” and “deeply worried” about students in special education programs and those living in poverty if Republican proposals to refinance Medicaid are enacted, according to a new AASA survey. In Cutting Medicaid: A Prescription to Hurt the Neediest Kids, close to 1,000...

National PTA, its constituent associations and advocates across the country are seeking to empower all families to be active participants in the state and local implementation of ESSA to ensure equity and opportunity for all students. This webpage offers roadmaps on how parents (and other education stakeholders) can get involved...

In addition to maintaining many important equity provisions of the old law while giving states and districts unprecedented freedom over many educational decisions, ESSA contains significant provisions that impact how federal dollars will be spent to support education technology and digital learning — including specific professional development and training for...

Every day, decisions are being made by policymakers at the federal, state, and district level that impact school leaders and students. With the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), school leaders have the opportunity to work collaboratively with state legislators to develop and influence program funding in order to provide the...

E-Rate -- the common name for the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund -- provides discounts to assist schools and libraries in the United States in obtaining affordable telecommunications and Internet access. Learn more about E-Rate 2.1 (the plan to modernize this program to meet today's connectivity...

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers a bold new opportunity for states and districts to move beyond top-down, test-and-sanction-based reforms that have failed to help all kids. The changes offer the potential to restore the joy of teaching and learning, if we all engage in the hard work that...