Every Student Succeeds Acts (ESSA)

(The powerpoint from the ESSA Workshop led by Sara Kelly Johns October 2016)

Handbook for ESSA

ESSA Videos from Emily Sheketoff

Executive Director of Washington Office of American Library Association


History and overview



Title I: Improving basic programs operated by state and local educational agencies



Title II, Part A: Supporting effective instruction



Literacy education for all, results for the nation (LEARN)

New literacy program that specifically authorizes school librarians to participate in required activities.



Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL)

New authorization that specially authorizes funds to be used for developing and enhancing effective school library programs.



Title II, Part B: Literacy education for all, results for the nation (LEARN)/ Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL)



Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (Block Grants)

Message: School librarians increase access to personalized, rigorous learning experiences supported by technology, allowing equitable resources for all students.