The Every Student Succeeds Act: Important Changes and New Requirements for K-12 Schools

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CD Only                $349.00 includes recorded presentation, slides, and Q&A
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Richard F. Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, Wisconsin
Price: $349.00, CD includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides. CD subject to a $5.95 handling charge.
Who Should Attend? K-12 administrators, principals, and district legal counsel
Best For: K-12

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law on December 10, 2015. ESSA reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The previous reauthorization of ESEA occurred in 2001 through the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The ESSA now changes many of the federal policies in the areas of accountability, assessments, and school improvement, and moves many of the decisions from the federal level to the state and local level. The ESSA became effective on the date of enactment, with some important exceptions and transition guidelines. School districts need to be aware and prepared for these important changes within the ESSA.

Please join Richard Verstegen for this discussion regarding the significant changes brought about by the ESSA, including changes to the professional development programs, new requirements for teacher evaluation systems, and changes related to student testing and assessments.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Understand how the law impacts student testing, including the grades and subjects states are required to test and alternatives to a summative test;
  • Learn about professional development for educators, including the new definition of professional development and program requirements;
  • Review elements of accountability, including the non-academic indicators in state accountability, and the criteria by which high school and other grades progress will be measured;
  • Understand the impact of any repeal of the provisions set forth in the NCLB that required teachers to be highly qualified in districts supported by federal funds;


Your conference leader for “The Every Student Succeeds Act: Important Changes and New Requirements for K-12 Schools” is Richard F. Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark, LLP, Madison Wisconsin. Rick’s practice focuses in all areas of education law, including constitutional law, civil rights, student issues, privacy and technology issues, student safety, and many other issues. He advises and represents K-12 and higher education institutions on these matters, drafts and negotiates contracts, prepares opinions, analyzes legislation and policies, and provides other legal services. Rick also has extensive experience on matters involving labor relations, employment law, contracts, handbooks, anti-discrimination law, workplace bullying and harassment, wage and hour laws, hiring, background checks, drug testing, family and medical leave, unemployment compensation, and workplace investigations. He also represents these institutions at hearings before state and federal agencies and state courts, including wage claims, unemployment hearings, collection matters, and discrimination complaints. Rick has published many articles on education and employment law related topics. In addition he has participated in seminars and presentations dealing with education, labor, and employment related topics. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is the President of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association, and is admitted to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. He earned his JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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