AYPF Blog Post Explores Ways ESSA Promotes Diversity in Pursuit of Educational Equity

As part of AYPF’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) blog series, Jenna Tomaselio explores how ESSA promotes, or falls short in promoting, school diversity in pursuit of education equity: 

“When President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) last December, it was viewed as a substantial victory in education policy. My colleagues have pointed out that ESSA encourages multiple types of assessments, promotes competency-based learning, and strengthens dual enrollment, just to name a few exciting provisions. I’m particularly curious about ESSA’s support for our country’s growing diversity. As the reauthorization of a 1965 civil rights law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), in what ways does ESSA promote, or fall short in promoting school diversity in pursuit of educational equity?”

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