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President Barack Obama, flanked by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, and the committee's ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., signs the Every Student Succeeds Act on Thursday in Washington.
— Evan Vucci/AP

President Signs ESSA, Marking the End of No Child Left Behind

ESSA, the revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, puts states and districts back at the wheel on teacher evaluation, standards, school turnarounds, and accountability. (December 10, 2015)

Spotlight on No Child Left Behind

This Spotlight looks at where adjustments have been made to the controversial No Child Left Behind law.

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No Child Left Behind
Adequate Yearly Progress

Politics K-12 Blog

05/24 03:20 pm | Jeb Bush Will Once Again Lead the Education Advocacy Group He Founded | On Tuesday, the Foundation for Excellence in Education announced that Bush, who dropped out of the presidential race last February after a poor showing in the early state ...

Special Collection

Commentaries: The Federal Role in Education
This collection of essays adapted for Education Week from the book Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit examines federal involvement in education policy.

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Advocates sound off on the first of two hearings how federal officials should go about coming up with rules to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
January 12, 2016 - Education Week
January 12, 2016 - Education Week
The new law will bring a number of changes to ELL policy that has some advocates and educators worried about the 5 million and growing population of English-learners.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
Advocates for students with disabilities say they'll want to be at the table as states hammer out plans to comply with the new federal education law.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
The new federal K-12 law still requires states to identify their worst-performing schools, but states and districts have great leeway in how to turn them around.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states and districts get more leeway—and more options—on funding STEM programs.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
The new program is smaller and less prescriptive than Reading First, and it can be applied to students of all ages.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week

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