2015-2016 National PTA Legislative Priorities and Updates

PTA leaders,


The U.S. Department of Education posted an updated set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The Department has prepared these FAQs to support states and school districts in understanding expectations during the transition to full implementation of the ESSA.  They recognize there are questions that are still not addressed in this document; but will continue to update and add to these FAQs over the coming months.


We have posted these FAQs on National PTA’s ESSA webpage – www.pta.org/essa along with other materials to help you, PTAs, and parents across the country understand the law and how they can be involved in the implementation process moving forward. 


Please let us know if you have any questions.



National PTA Government Affairs Team


Jacki Ball | Director, Government Affairs

National PTA®

P: (703) 518-1243 | C: (703) 405-5206  

jball@pta.org | www.pta.org | @balljacki