Upcoming Webinars Offer Intel on ESSA’s Implications, and Digital Content

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EdWeek Market Brief will host webinars on Wednesday, Aug. 24 on what the Every Student Succeeds Act means for K-12 companies, and on Tuesday Aug. 30 on what K-12 districts want from digital content.

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EdWeek Market Brief is staging a pair of webinars this month on topics that are likely to have a big impact on the work on K-12 providers for years to come.

The first webinar, “The Every Student Succeeds Act: The Implications for Education Companies,” is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. ET. The session will offer a breakdown on what the sweeping, eight-month-old federal law law means for companies whose work intersects with education technology, assessment, professional development, school interventions, and other areas. We’ve been reporting extensively on the evolving landscape under ESSA in EdWeek Market Brief.

I’ll be moderating the event, which will feature two presenters: Julia Martin, the legislative director at Brustein & Manasevit, and Reg Leichty, a partner and founder of Foresight Law + Policy. Both of them have broad experience interpreting federal education law and explaining its budgetary and policy implications to K-12 clients. And they’ve been exploring the nitty-gritty of ESSA for many months.

The second webinar, “What Schools Want From Digital Content: CAO Insights, Exclusive Data,” is being held Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. ET. The session will offer the insights of top K-12 officials, as well as survey data collected by the Education Week Research Center, on what we know about district officials’ demands for digital content.

My colleague Michele Molnar will be leading the session. She will  be joined by Daniel Gohl, the chief academic officer in the Broward County, Fla., school system, the nation’s 6th-largest district, and Michelle Pierre-Farid, the chief academic officer of the Cleveland Metropolitan school system. The third presenter is Holly Yettick, the director of the Education Week Research Center, who will lay out our exclusive data on what K-12 officials demand from digital content.

The webinars are free for EdWeek Market Brief members. Non-members can take part in either session for $195 apiece. Both sessions will also be archived for your continued use and professional development.

In both sessions, we’ll leave plenty of time for questions from the audience. So get ready to delve deep into ESSA and K-12 digital content, and join us online later this month.

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