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ESSA Year 1: Early Wins for Personalized Learning

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), now in its first year of implementation, provides states and districts with new flexibility to advance student-centered learning models with the potential to close persistent achievement and opportunity gaps for students. Seasoned policy experts with a deep reach into the field of personalized learning will provide an overview of the new Federal K-12 education law, explore the early wins and challenges, and offer predictions for how a new Administration, Congress, and state leadership will influence its implementation.

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  1. Understand the key opportunities in ESSA to advance personalized learning.
  2. Learn how states and districts are using ESSA's flexibility to design student-centered systems that advance equity.
  3. Consider the possibilities and challenges that new political leadership presents for implementation of ESSA.

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Maria Worthen, VP Federal & State Policy, iNACOL

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