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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
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Politics K-12 Blog

12/07 10:31 am | Budget Deal Addresses Flint, Vouchers; Punts on Big K-12 Funding Issues | A short-term budget deal to keep the government running addresses the water contamination in cities like Flint, Mich., but does not otherwise contain significant changes for ...

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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 20, 2016 – Education Week
The president uses his final State of the Union address to make clear he will press Congress and his successor to continue unfinished pieces of his education agenda.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
Paul Herdman of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware checks in where his state is after RTTT and how the state's education plan can serve as a model for other states responding to ESSA's reduction of federal oversight.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week
While many educators hailed the fifth National Education Technology Plan as a compelling statement of what's possible, attempts to make the vision a reality face big hurdles.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week
With the ink barely dry on the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education begins the tricky process of setting the course for implementation.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act could embolden some states to revise or abandon their current methods for rating teachers.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week

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