Now that school has started you may be hearing about ESSA or IDEA. ESSA stands for Every Student Succeeds Act while IDEA is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. When schools talk about their school report card and send out information about testing at different grade levels, they are following up with requirements under ESSA. For students who are receiving special education services and supports, IDEA defines the roles of schools and the rights of families.
For more information about ESSA and IDEA take a look at our Parent Brief and self-paced online training. You can find them at the links below: