what is ESEA?
The goal of ESEA is to ensure a high-quality education for every child, by providing Extra help to students who need it most.
ESEA Has Three (3) Primary Objectives:
⤷ To improve student achievement for all participating children
⤷ To improve staff development
⤷ To improve parental and community involvement
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction has been steadfast in its quest to carry out the Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E) mission to empower parents to actively participate in their children’s education by providing support, resources, and assistance that will increase parental involvement, enhance student achievement and promote community partnerships.
The fierce urgency of now has, understandably, made its way into our education reform vocabulary. It has come to mean that the heinous educational conditions that cause children to lose their educational lives and social and economic futures exist because we fail to consistently teach many of them to read and think adequately for these times.
We interpret the phrase, the fierce urgency of now, as urging that schools, teachers, researchers, policymakers, and others need to stop dithering and wasting time, and get down to the business of eradicating unacceptable educational problems with all deliberate speed.
In short, we interpret it to mean, “Get to it now!” and “Produce results!” and “We have no more time to waste!”
By far, the most famous person to utter the phrase the fierce urgency of now was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The day honoring Dr. King’s birth is a fitting moment to consider how we might understand the fierce urgency of now and how we might take our insights forward to confront the problems we educators face today.
Louis Gomez, 2017, “The Fierce Urgency of Now: A Reflection on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Call to Action and Educational Equity”, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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