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A Brief Guide to Excellence for State Leaders

Brief [pdf] | One-Page Executive Summary [pdf] | Op-Ed [link]

State and district leaders have a chance under ESSA (the 2016 Every Student Succeeds Act) to use their new funding flexibility to take a new approach that focuses on excellence for teachers, and students. This brief and one-page executive summary explain four opportunities to go beyond the requirements of ESSA to achieve a culture of excellence, one that attracts even more talented educators, keeps them for long careers, and helps them excel. Read the related opinion piece by Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel on Real Clear Education.

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