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

10/19 03:59 pm | Report: Trump Seeks $1 Billion School Choice Measure for Military Families | The Trump administration wants $1 billion for a new education savings account program for military families living on bases, according to a report from a news and opinion ...

Issue Backgrounder

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ESSA Overview
No Child Left Behind
Adequate Yearly Progress

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The U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for how states and districts spend federal money for disadvantaged students under the Every Student Succeeds Act is under siege both by members of Congress and by state schools superintendents.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
President-elect Donald Trump will enter office with fellow Republicans still firmly in control of committees that would be in charge of pushing through his still-emerging education agenda.
November 14, 2016 – Education Week
The Republican's campaign for the White House included strong support for school choice and sharp denunciations of current education policies, with scant details on what comes next.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
An organization led by former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett signs up four state lawmakers and a state board member in Alabama, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Guidance released Friday makes it clear that well-rounded means more than just music and arts, even though those are important. It can include everything from foreign language courses to Advanced Placement to civics education to college and career counseling.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
In a heated election year, education has proven to be a muted issue at the presidential level, but a hot topic in a variety of state showdowns.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
A multiyear endeavor organized by the Aspen Institute seeks to help schools better teach social and emotional skills alongside traditional academic subjects.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
The new federal K-12 law gives states and districts a freer hand in fixing their lowest-performing schools, but questions loom on whether that leeway will translate into better outcomes.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week
A focus on the bottom of the scale may mask challenges for higher-performing schools when it comes to boosting achievement for students who lag behind.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week
Approaches that have proven effective in working with special education students and English-learners hold potential for helping all students.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

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