Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act in Your State and Local Community

Tuesday, February 28, 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST

Moderated by Janet Brown, President & CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts. Presented by Alex Nock, Executive Vice President, Penn Hill Group.

Session 1 of the 2017 Webinar Series.

A recording of this presentation is available here.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) enacted in 2015 included several important arts education provisions that will systemically embed the arts into K–12 public education. With the new Administration in office, there are many new questions about the future of public education in the US and how the implementation of ESSA, including the provisions integrating the arts, will unfold. In this session, Alex Nock from Penn Hill Group will discuss the most up-to-date developments with ESSA implementation and arts education policy and how funders and organizations working at the local level can advocate for providing all students with equitable access to a well-rounded education.

Alex Nock
Alex Nock brings 25 years of experience in federal education, disability, labor, and health policy to Penn Hill Group. During his time in Washington, DC, Nock has been a part of every major piece of federal education and disability policy legislation. Prior to his position with Penn Hill Group, Nock served as the Democratic deputy staff director for the US House Committee on Education and Labor. Nock has led numerous reauthorizations while working on Capitol Hill, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and the Head Start Act. Nock previously served as the director of the Commission on No Child Left Behind, a bipartisan, independent effort to improve the No Child Left Behind Act. Prior to the commission, Nock held several positions, including education coordinator for the US House Committee on Education and the Workforce.