• ESSA: The Time Is Now for Building Policy Maker Partnerships

  • Leaders from several AACTE partner education organizations discuss strategies for productive advocacy as states move to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Panelists include Ross Weiner, executive director of education and society program at the Aspen Institute; Kristen Amundson, executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education; Jared Billings, program director of the education division of the National Governors Association; Sharmila Mann, senior project manager/policy analyst for Education Commission of the States; and Elizabeth Whitehouse, director of education and workforce development policy for the Council of State Governments.