Guidance for States

The TeachStrong campaign has developed guidance, downloadable here, detailing how states can leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to modernize and elevate the teaching profession, especially through Title II funding.

The TeachStrong coalition believes that states are best positioned to strategically invest in the systems necessary to better support all teachers at every stage of their careers. The newfound flexibility provided by ESSA gives states an opportunity to enact a comprehensive agenda to address all aspects of the teacher pipeline, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.

Using this guidance from TeachStrong, states can simultaneously propose bold changes to the systems designed to support teachers in their states and work with current classroom teachers as they do so.