This document identifies language in the consolidated State plans that address school libraries/librarians. This document will be updated as drafts and final plans become available.
The Check State Plans project is based on the belief that states need to embrace the flexibility ESSA offers them, and that their plans should implement strong state-level accountability systems.
Title IV A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
Flow of Grant Funds
Title IV SSAE Grants by State
FAQ on SSAE Grants
Documents from ALA Washington Office
ESSA Opportunities for School Librarians
Resolution on Equity for School Libraries for the DOE Making Rules for ESSA Adopted by the ALA Council on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Resources for Developing Talking Points and Sharing Information with Stakeholders
Next Steps in Implementing ESSA
ESSA State Workshops
Advocacy Impact of ESSA Workshops
The 2017 ALA Emerging Leaders team sponsored by AASL was charged with evaluating the effectiveness of these workshops. In March 2017, the Emerging Leaders team conducted a national survey of state affiliates. An executive summary report and infographic outlines their findings. School librarians felt more comfortable advocating for their programs after attending the workshop. Many felt the workshops were beneficial. Suggestions were given to AASL to continue the support of school librarians and the ESSA.
Conference Session Materials
2016 ALA Annual Conference
2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting