Every Student Succeeds Act

The latest news about ESSA—the latest revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

The Every Student Succeeds Act: An ESSA Overview

The new Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. (March 31, 2016)


Spotlight on ESSA

In this Spotlight, learn what ESSA's implementation will mean for teacher evaluation, early-childhood programs, literacy, and more.

Spotlight on Assessment in the ESSA Era

In this Spotlight, read about ESSA's impact on interim assessments, the opt-out movement, and learn how teachers are adding purpose to their assessments.

E-BOOK

Inside the Every Student Succeeds Act
In this e-book, Education Week gets to the heart of a law set to reshape the education policy landscape in a host of issue areas, including school accountability and testing, teacher quality, academic standards, and English-language learners.

Special Reports

Quality Counts 2017: Building on ESSA's K-12 Foundation
The 21st edition of Quality Counts examines what states and districts are doing to make ready for the Every Student Succeeds Act's implementation, and offers state-by-state grades for how the nation's schools are faring on a range of educational measures.

Inside The Every Student Succeeds Act
This special report on ESSA looks at what the law will mean for virtually every aspect of public schooling when it takes full effect in the 2017-18 academic year.

Online Summit

Free Online Event: Keys to ESSA Readiness
On Feb. 1, 2017, Education Week hosted "Keys to ESSA Readiness," an online event connecting our readers with reporters for a day of discussions about the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Related Webinars

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address what the law means for classroom teachers, schools, districts, and education companies.

Politics K-12 Blog

04/20 07:42 pm | Rifts Remain as Betsy DeVos, Randi Weingarten Tour Ohio District | The education secretary and the American Federation of Teachers president agree the Van Wert district is great, but don't see eye-to-eye on vouchers, the budget, and ...

Issue Backgrounder

For background on this topic, see:
ESSA Overview
No Child Left Behind
Adequate Yearly Progress

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Here's a breakdown of what 12 states and the District of Columbia plan to do with their new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act to set achievement goals and take other action in the area of school accountability.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
States and districts gird for the federal K-12 law’s new mandate for school-by-school spending data that can prove both complex and elusive.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
A wide range of approaches to school ratings, academic indicators, and long-range goals come through in the accountability plans 12 states and the District of Columbia have submitted for federal approval.
April 14, 2017 – Education Week
Advocates and educators are pushing back at claims that the $1.1 billion 21st Century Community Learning Center program slated for elimination by the Trump administration fails to deliver.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
School districts face new demands under federal law to show they're engaging parents in students' education, and many ed-tech companies are trying to address that need.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
A loophole created when Congress dumped Obama-era ESSA rules could allow states to avoid publicly identifying high schools in need of intensive help.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
State school leaders say they’ll forge ahead now that Obama-era accountability rules are being dismantled, but advocates vow to keep a close watch on what happens next.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
After a rough start on the communications front, Betsy DeVos faces a steep climb to get her points across to the public while settling into her policy role.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Nearly two months into the new administration and with ESSA deadlines looming, the agency has yet to fill key positions and faces steep cuts in its proposed budget.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week

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