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

06/23 02:57 pm | ESSA Plans for Disadvantaged Students Under Microscope in New Analysis | The Alliance for Excellent Education, which focuses on college-and-career readiness and students from low-income backgrounds among others, has released "equity ...

Issue Backgrounder

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

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The U.S. Department of Education hasn't decided how to penalize states where large numbers of students have opted-out of annual tests.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Under ESSA, states must now account for the unique challenges of measuring the academic growth of homeless, foster, and military-connected students, write two data consultants.
August 10, 2016 – Education Week
A Michigan woman is responsible for filing some 500 federal complaints against school districts and others with websites she says disregard the needs of users who are blind or visually impaired.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
The new federal K-12 law contains strong requirements for input from principals and others as states create new education plans, but some worry state commitment may be far from uniform.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
With the political conventions over, national security and other concerns may tamp down the profile of education in the policy debates leading up to November's presidential election.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
Principals on ESSA: Some states are asking school leaders to weigh in on the new law.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
The language of the Every Students Succeeds Act could shortchange students in Title I schools, writes Teach Plus Executive Vice President Alice Johnson Cain.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
Buzz builds around a pilot program under the Every Student Succeeds Act that aims to jump-start the next generation of assessments.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week

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