Rule Making & Guidance
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Release of Updated ESSA Consolidated State Plan Template – Template and associated documents included at bottom of release. (March 13, 2017)
Response to the U.S. Department of Education’s Request for Input on Areas of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in which the Department could Provide Non-Regulatory Guidance to Support Inclusion of School Libraries and Librarians (May 25, 2016)
Letter to the USED Providing Recommendations on Implementing Title I (January 21, 2016)
Comments submitted to a notice of proposed rulemaking on the Every Student Succeeds Act: Accountability and State Plans (July 26, 2016)
The Department of Education issued non-regulatory guidance Title II – Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals.
The Department of Education issued non-regulatory guidance for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG) program (Title IV).
Summary of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants under Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1 created by ALA (August 17, 2016)
Memo regarding the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released non-regulatory guidance for Title IV, Part A, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Program (October 25, 2016)
ALA Fact Sheet on Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Non-Regulatory Guidance (October 26, 2016)
Title IV, Part A Coalition
Resolution on Equity for School Libraries for the DOE Making Rules for ESSA Adopted by the ALA Council on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
ESSA State Workshops
The AASL Vision for Implementing ESSA was approved by the AASL Board of Directors at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference. A Task Force has been appointed to operationalize and implement.
ESSA Opportunities for School Librarians
Ask Me How School Librarians Ensure Student Success Message Card The Message Card PDF is an example to provide language that may be used to re-create at your state/district level. Print using the template above or request complimentary cards by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESSA Summary and Potential Implications Created by the Texas State Library & Archive Commission
Conference Session Materials
2016 ALA Annual Conference
See resources listed above and Rule Making & Guidance for additional materials included at sessions.
2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting