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TESOL Releases New ESSA Resource Kit

by David Cutler | 11/04/2016
Anticipating the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the chief statute that funds primary and secondary education in the United States, TESOL Press has released a free resource kit to help TESOL professionals navigate the new law as it relates to English language learning and teaching. 

English Learners and ESSA: What Educators Need to Know is designed to help TESOL professionals learn about the legislation’s essential components. This resource kit provides a comprehensive overview of ESSA’s most important provisions, including comparisons to No Child Left Behind; reforms made to Titles I, II, and III; and information on how TESOL members can become engaged during its implementation, such as contact information for state education officials, comment letters, and strategies for communicating with other ESSA stakeholders. Often viewed as a civil rights law, ESSA will affect the education of English learners as well as classroom practice, teacher preparation, and the activities of state educational agencies and local school districts. 

In addition to the free resource kit, TESOL has presented a free webinar focusing on ESSA that is available for download.

Both of these ESSA resources can be accessed by visiting the TESOL Advocacy Resources webpage