At the close of 2015, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which brings about the first major overhaul to federal education policy in almost 15 years.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.
The new law would still require much of the annual testing established under 'No Child Left Behind', meaning that students will continue to take annual English and Math tests in third through eighth grades, and individual science tests in both elementary school and middle school. But states would have the ability to decide how they will improve struggling schools and how to define success.
District administrators and educational leaders across the US are closely eyeing their Google alerts to keep informed on ESSA regulations impacting the provisions. They’re paying close attention to state leaders, watching enews for progress of various committees, and listening...Read More
The new Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law Dec. 10, 2015, rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. And it gives new leeway to states in calling the shots...Read More
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law...Read More
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) strongly supports the Every Student Succeeds Act, a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) creates a long-term stable federal policy that gives states additional...Read More
The year-end passage and signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act represents more than just a rare bipartisan agreement on the part of the nation’s chronically polarized policymakers. For the first time in more than a decade—and a half-century after enactment of the country’s...Read More