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

07/19 08:37 pm | Bill With More Than $2 Billion in Teacher-Training Cuts Advances in House | The legislation would cut less from the U.S. Department of Education than President Donald Trump wanted, and now moves on to the full House of Representatives.

Issue Backgrounder

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

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The first round of federal feedback has some warning that federal officials are being too prescriptive in weighing how the states intend to put the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
A scoring change to a widely used English-proficiency test has led to thousands of students being retained in classes for ELLs.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
High school graduation requirements are inconsistent and often lax, writes the national policy director of Students for Education Reform.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Congress recently rolled back civil rights protections under ESSA, and people need to pay more attention, writes Adam Fernandez.
June 30, 2017 – Education Week
AdvancED is expanding its school improvement contracting as states prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act rollout, even as some caution about the potential for it to become both judge and service provider.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Some early feedback offer clues about how strict or flexible the U.S. Department of Education will be in interpreting parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act as it decides whether to approve state blueprints.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
States are putting a heavy emphasis on the role of districts in turning around their low-performing schools as they submit blueprints for putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Measuring arts education is vital for gauging its impact, writes Sunil Iyengar of the National Endowment for the Arts.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act has reignited battles over how to determine which teachers fall short and whether state or local leaders should make those decisions.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
The requirement that states create ambitious blueprints to improve student performance under the Every Student Succeeds Act mirrors efforts by special education officials to focus on results, not just compliance.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week

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