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.

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

09/24 11:12 am | Inside ESSA Plans: How Are States Looking Beyond Test Scores? | Attendance, particularly chronic absenteeism, and college-and-career readiness are by far the most popular new areas of focus for accountability in the ESSA plans from 40-plus ...

Issue Backgrounder

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

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The Education Department must step up to enforce ESSA, writes the law’s co-author, former Minnesota Rep. John Kline.
August 28, 2017 – Education Week
After a rocky start from federal officials, approvals and feedback are coming at a fast clip for states looking to get their Every Student Succeeds Act plans in order.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
States have a new opportunity to help homeless students under ESSA, but only if they plan strategically, write Barbara Duffield & John Bridgeland.
August 1, 2017 – Education Week
Is the United States on the right track when it comes to funding education? Five education experts and practitioners discuss.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
A draft proposal targets requirements in the federal K-12 law dealing with disadvantaged and historically underperforming students and already has drawn fierce pushback from civil rights advocates.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
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

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