ESEA Advisory Council
The ESEA Advisory Council acts as the New Jersey State Committee of Practitioners required in ESEA §1903. It provides for a broad-based representation of federal education programs and allows the New Jersey Department of Education to obtain a field perspective regarding programs authorized under the legislation by identifying local implementation opportunities, discussing challenges and key policy issues, and identifying possible strategies for solutions. The Council also provides members with the opportunity to share the information discussed at meetings with colleagues in their districts/schools or organizations to ensure a collaborative effort that effectively meets the needs of students, teachers, and parents benefiting from ESEA programs. Meetings are held three to four times per year. Subcommittees are established as the need occurs.