This case study highlights Tennessee’s work to leverage the nation’s education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), to support the critical connection between health and learning. Tennessee’s inclusion of health and wellness in its ESSA plan and the guidance developed to support district-level implementation provide best practices and lessons learned for states striving to support student health and wellness through education policy and practice.
8 posts found in Topic: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Sandra Williamson, American Institutes for Research; Anne Mathews-Younes, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Valerie Sims Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health; Sarah Lee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Schools Branch
July 17, 2019
This presentation provides an overview of the opportunities in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to support student health and wellness.
This guide is intended to highlight the ways that school needs assessments required by ESSA can be a valuable tool in identifying, understanding and addressing health conditions that contribute to poor academic performance.
This presentation offers a framework to help states assess the impact of choices made regarding chronic absence indicators under ESSA.
This policy update highlights actions state education decision-makers can take to address the health-related causes of chronic absence.
This resource is a supplement to “State ESSA Plans to Support Student Health and Wellness: A Framework for Action” and provides more detailed ESSA implementation recommendations for supporting mental health and wellbeing.
This resource is meant to help those who are particularly interested in leveraging ESSA
to support efforts to address chronic absenteeism.