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

03/24 10:54 am | Betsy DeVos' Second Visit to a Public School Sparks Protests | U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' second visit to a public school was met the same way as her first visit--with protests--as dozens of parents and community ...

Issue Backgrounder

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

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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
Some states appear more prepared to implement ESSA than others, writes researchers Priscilla Wohlstetter, Darius R. Brown, and Megan Duff.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump makes clear that he remains serious in concept about his pledge to expand school choice.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
DeVos slammed for remarks on HBCU's, a new Senate measure could overturn Obama-era ESSA rules on accountability, and more.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
Critics, including some local superintendents, call a method adopted by at least 18 states simplistic, while backers see it as transparent and easy for the public to grasp.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
Here is what’s ahead for school choice, ed tech, and more, according to the CEO of a personalized-learning company.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act offers states and districts an opportunity to improve cultural competency, writes Irma Zardoya.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week

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