Spotlight on ESSA

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ESSA Explained

The Education Week Spotlight on ESSA Explained is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • How ESSA increases state and local authority in education
  • Updated requirements on teacher evaluations and qualifications
  • Efforts to develop early-childhood learning
  • New leadership opportunities for teachers

You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF.

The Every Student Succeeds Act, the latest version of the nation’s main K-12 law, aims to scale back the hands-on federal role in elementary and secondary education.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states would get significant leeway in a wide range of areas, with the U.S. Department of Education seeing its hands-on role in accountability scaled back considerably. Here are key highlights.
December 9, 2015 – Education Week

The Every Student Succeeds Act could embolden some states to revise or abandon their current methods for rating teachers.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week

State education departments, hollowed out by budget and staff cuts in recent years, gird for new authority and responsibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week

The Every Student Succeeds Act locks into law a $250 million grant program to support states as they develop preschool programs and directs money to state early-childhood literacy efforts.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week

The new program is smaller and less prescriptive than Reading First, and it can be applied to students of all ages.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week

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