Equitable Services Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Exchange Series Summary

P2P Description: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires state educational agencies (SEAs) to have an ombudsman to monitor and ensure that equitable services are being provided to students, teachers, and other education personnel. All local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to consult, in a timely and meaningful manner, with private-school officials to determine how to provide appropriate and equitable services to eligible private-school students and teachers. In spring 2018, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) gathered information through state progress checks to learn more about specific state needs and challenges in this area. To address identified challenges, the State Support Network (Network) convened an Equitable Services P2P Exchange series that consisted of five sessions:

  • Session 1: Ensuring LEAs and Private Schools Understand Basic Requirements
  • Session 2: Supports for New Ombudsman
  • Session 3: Private School Consultations
  • Session 4: Strategies to Support Large LEAs
  • Session 5: Strategies for Monitoring LEA Implementation of Equitable Services

P2P Objectives: To improve the equitable-services capacity of participating states, the Network established three primary objectives for the exchange series:

  • To understand the key ESEA requirements related to priority equitable-services topics.
  • To identify promising practices, innovative solutions, and tools and resources from peer States, LEAs, and other technical-assistance providers to ensure equitable services are being provided to private schools.
  • To identify promising practices, innovative solutions, and tools and resources from peer States, LEAs, and other technical-assistance providers to ensure equitable services are being provided to private schools.

Participating SEAs: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming, Washington

P2P Duration: September 2018 through October 2018

 

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