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President Barack Obama, flanked by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, and the committee’s ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., signs the Every Student Succeeds Act on Dec. 10 in Washington.
—Evan Vucci/AP

A Photographer’s View of the ESSA Signing

Associated Press staff photographer Evan Vucci gives a behind-the-scenes account of his assignment to photograph President Barack Obama signing the Every Student Succeeds Act into law. (December 21, 2015)

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This Spotlight looks at where adjustments have been made to the controversial NCLB and what lies ahead for the law and schools.

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This Spotlight brings together the latest information and analysis on the federal economic-stimulus package.

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This Spotlight examines insider perspectives on Race to the Top policy, the role of standards in the competitive grant program, and states' preparations to secure their piece of the funding pie.

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05/27 02:15 pm | ESSA Accountability Proposal a Departure From Punitive Past, Secretary King Says | The much-anticipated rules deal with a number of complicated and often controversial topics related to school ratings, test participation, school turnaround reuqirements, and ...

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Two representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and a district schools superintendent discussed the impact of the Economic Stimulus.

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Commentaries: The Federal Role in Education
These essays have been adapted for Education Week from the recently published book Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit. The explore federal involvement in education policy.

Turnaround Watch: The School Improvement Grant Program
Education Week looks at how SIG funds are being used in efforts to revitalize some of the nation's lowest-performing schools.

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Federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland also has been a private lawyer, federal prosecutor, and Department of Justice official.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
In some states, budget-driven cutbacks may pose challenges as state education agencies gear up for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether certain faith-based organizations are protected from having to take steps to opt their employees out of contraceptive coverage.
March 17, 2016 - Education Week
The Perkins Act was last reauthorized in 2006, said Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., and action is overdue.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
The federal Education Department is using an up-close-and-in-person process in crafting some rules under the Every Student Succeeds Act, including for assessments and "supplement-not-supplant" requirements.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
Sparked by new flexibility promised in the Every Student Succeeds Act, states are bolting to overhaul accountability systems, even as the U.S. Department of Education weighs the ESSA regulatory process.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
A small number of charters try to keep racial and income balance by giving groups of students, such as English-learners, a better chance of admission.
March 8, 2016 - Education Week
Acting Education Secretary John B. King Jr. answered a range of policy questions as the Senate education committee weighed his nomination to take the post of secretary.
March 8, 2016 - Education Week
ESSA shifts K-12 policy authority to the states, but it's no guarantee that schooling will improve, writes Michael V. McGill.
March 8, 2016 - Education Week
Education Week asked several people from across the political and policy spectrum to weigh in on what a Trump administration might do on education.
March 8, 2016 - Education Week

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