Essa, IDEA, CCR & Legislation
The Nitty Gritty Explained
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), (IDEA), and College and Career Readiness (CCR) are terms used throughout school pubilcations, advocacy campaigns, parent groups, and other education-focused organizations. Legislation professionals, advocates and volunteers have worked hard to explain these in easier terms.
ESSA in Detail
What is ESSA? The Every Student Succeeds Act was passed by the U.S Congress in December of 2015 to replace No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) signed into law by George Bush in 2002. It was then signed into law by President Obama Decemeber 10, 2015. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. ESEA offered new grants to districts with low-income students such as federal grants for textbooks, library books, funding for special education centers, and scholarships for low-income college students. Additionally, the law provided federal grants to the state’s education agencies to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education.
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Parent-Student Guides and Resources
Wisconsin PTA knows how valuable parents and families are to their students success. We are parents too! We would like to share some National PTA’s Parents’ Guides to Student Success available by grade level, College & Career Readiness Resources, Special Education Resources, and so much more!
Local and Council Units can submit their documents to the Wisconsin PTA by using this form.
Local Unit Forms
Community PTA Unit Forms
These forms are for use by local units that serve an area rather than one school.
Reinstated Unit Forms
These forms are to be used by local units whom are no longer under the group exemption because they were reinstated by the IRS and now have their own tax exemption.
This is for use by councils only – units that belong to a council should use one of the three local unit packets listed above.
What is ESSA?
ESSA stands for Every Student Succeeds Act, a law passed in December of 2015 by the U.S. Congress.
What is CCR?
CCR stands for College and Career Readiness, an initiative pushed to help…
Current Focus Areas
After School Programs
We partner with the leadership team of the Wisconsin After school Network.
Health & Wellness
We advocate for a better nurse/student ratio and better trained school staff for improved handling of health issues during school hours.
We advocate for health insurance for all children and have partnered with Badger Care to help spread awareness.
Our annual Walk for Healthy Kids provides mini grants for health and wellness programs. Substance abuse prevention, particularly awareness of inhalant abuse.
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More Reasons to Believe in the Power of PTA
Between WI PTA and National PTA a wealth of resources including Badger Care info, Center for Family Engagement, Success Guides, and help understanding school terms like CORE, ESSA, etc- you can find them here.
Awards & Scholarships
Scholarships and awards at the regional, state, and national level are just one of the ways students gain from PTA. Educator, volunteer, and honory PTA awards are also given to recognize those who devote their lives to Wisconsin children.
State and national level conventions are a great way to mingle and learn from other parents, leaders, and educators. They are also one of the biggest sources of fundraising for WI PTA.
arts ed- reflections program
The National PTA Reflections Art Program encourages students to express their thoughts and feelings through creative arts. Visual arts, music composition, photography, literature, dance choreography, film production, and special artist awards given.
What Drives Us
The PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.