Despite never being explicitly mentioned Every Student Succeeds Act, college and career readiness has enjoyed increased attention from state boards of education as a result of the federal government’s policy overhaul.
There can be negative connotations with education professional development (PD). ‘Sit-and-get” is a termed coined to refer to the fact that the state and the administration only care about the hours a teacher puts into PD. This one-size-fits-all approach often takes the form of lectures or all-day workshops. For three major reasons, states and districts have begun to rethink how PD is delivered and evaluated.
The 2017-2018 school year is the first time that Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) goes into effect for accountability purposes. At this point, all states have submitted their proposals. However, only a handful have been accepted, and the rest are either waiting to hear back or have been asked to make revisions.