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Understanding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

At the close of 2015, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act, which brings about the first major overhaul to federal education policy in almost 15 years. The 2017-2018 school year marks the beginning of significant ESSA implementation.

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What is ESSA?

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.

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