ESSA: Good News or Old News?

5 Education Leaders Weigh in on the Law’s “New” Definition of Professional Development

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has a lot to say about professional learning. Is it truly visionary? Or does it simply repackage what educators have known to be true for a long time?

We asked 5 education leaders…

  • What is important about ESSA’s new definition, and what was left out?
  • Why isn’t professional learning more effective at improving practice in our schools?
  • How can school districts increase teacher engagement in PD?
  • What’s the “next big thing” in professional learning? What will we be talking about 5 years from now?


Download the interview to find out what they said.