Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Text of the Every Student Succeeds Act: PDF (1.1MB)
CAPSO’s ESSA “Starter Kit” provides a “plain English” introduction to the law that’s written for a private school audience.
ESSA Resources from the U.S. Department of Education
The USDE’s Office of Non-Public Education maintains a web page containing links to ESSA regulations, non-regulatory guidance documents, and related resources including webinar recordings and Power Point slide decks. (Non-regulatory guidance generally takes the form of compilations of questions and answers designed to address various issues that arise during the course of implementation of the law, and which require clarification beyond the law’s accompanying regulations. See the “Statute – Regulations – Guidance” section in the right-hand column of this page, for additional information.)
ESSA Resources on the California Department of Education Website
CDE Equitable Services Ombudsman Web Page: The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each state to designate an ombudsman whose responsibilities include monitoring and enforcing those provisions of the law that offer opportunities for equitable participation to private school students, teachers, and other educational personnel. Scroll down the page to find CDE staff contact information, funding data for relevant ESSA programs, and links to additional resources.
California’s ESSA Ombudsman is Sylvia Hanna. Ms. Hanna can be reached by phone at (916) 319-0948, or via email: SHanna@cde.ca.gov
Check this CDE web page for updates and resources relative to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
CDE’s Title I Equitable Services FAQ
(Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA)
The following materials are made available by the U.S. Department of Education:
“The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Provisions Related to Children With Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools“
Green Ribbon Schools
California is pleased to partner with the California Department of Education in administering the private school component of the Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Award program. (Learn more…)