WASHINGTON, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is hosting a Leadership webinar exploring next steps under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This new federal K-12 education law, enacted in December 2015, provides a historic opportunity for states and localities to shape the future of K-12 education.
ESSA gives states increased flexibility over assessments, accountability and use of funding. This represents a marked shift in federal control to states, presenting state and local stakeholders with an important opportunity to redefine what student success looks like and the goals of our nation's education system.
In this webinar, Susan Patrick and Lillian Pace will identify key themes in ESSA, provide an overview of the implementation timeline and highlight opportunities for advancing personalized learning and competency education. The discussion will focus specifically on critical next steps for state and local leaders as well as strategies for maintaining the law's fundamental commitment to equity for all students. Participants will learn how to leverage these opportunities in this important crossroads for U.S. K-12 education.
Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, said, "The passage of ESSA represents a 'sea change' in U.S. K-12 education. ESSA gives states and localities the flexibility to reimagine what success looks like in education and design new, personalized learning models that open educational opportunities for all students."
This webinar is free to attend—participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.
Webinar Title: Next Steps Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
- Susan Patrick, President and CEO, iNACOL
- Lillian Pace, Senior Director of National Policy, KnowledgeWorks
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our website, like us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.
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