Outreach Materials

We have put together a set of resources to help those working with community and specific interest groups understand components of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The materials on this page can be printed and shared at regional or local ESSA meetings. Fact sheets are available for each of the 10 topic areas, and additional fact sheets are being created on related subjects, such as the transition to ESSA.

An overview document is available and is one of our primary communications pieces. This fact sheet focuses on the "big picture" of ESSA and is a great introduction to the law. ESSA Conversations is a set of questions meeting facilitators can use to start or enhance conversations and get people talking. A timeline is also available.

If there are other topics or materials that you don't see here but would find helpful to your group conversations, please contact us at mde.essa@state.mn.us. We will make every effort to provide you with the tools you need to plan and engage stakeholders in this very important conversation.