Join Us to Discuss the Every Student Succeeds Act

Akron hosts ESSA Stakeholder Meeting this Sept. 7

Philanthropy Ohio, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, is hosting a series of regional conversations across the state where educators, funders, parents, students and community members can share thoughts and perspectives on the state’s plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA state plan (replacing No Child Left Behind) must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in early 2017.

The Akron ESSA Stakeholder Meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Quaker Station, located on The University of Akron campus (135 South Broadway Street, Akron). Individuals may register for free here; registration closes on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Space is limited.

The meeting will begin with an introduction from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria, a brief overview of ESSA and move on to feature group discussions around specific provisions and options required in the ESSA plan. Discussion topics will include assessments, accountability, educator effectiveness, school improvement and supports for students. Local partners including GAR Foundation, Summit Education Initiative and Summit Educational Service Center are sponsoring the event, in addition to Philanthropy Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education.

Philanthropy Ohio s an association of foundations, corporate giving programs, individuals and organizations actively involved in philanthropy in Ohio. Its mission is to provide leadership for organized philanthropy in Ohio and to enhance the ability of members to fulfill their charitable goals.