The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) has created opportunities for stakeholders to play a more active role in helping state education agencies create policy and implement initiatives. For this to happen, however, state education agencies must first to be able to engage stakeholders in a way that will encourage committed collaboration with state and local leaders. This guidance document from CCSSO contains specific strategies that will help states and stakeholders achieve such collaboration. Specifically, this guide includes state examples of effective strategies; stakeholder-specific tactics; planning templates and tools; breakdown of where stakeholder states are required to engage under each ESSA program; and lists of additional stakeholder engagement resources.
Let’s Get this Conversation Started: Strategies, Tools, Examples and Resources to Help States Engage with Stakeholders to Develop and Implement their ESSA Plans
Council of Chief State School Officers