Every Student Succeeds Act
Education news, analysis, and opinion about the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The Every Student Succeeds Act: An ESSA Overview
2015's Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy.
- Every Student Succeeds Act Opinion 20 Years Ago, NCLB Kinda, Sorta Worked. That's the ProblemNCLB's political success gave rise to a more complicated reality of lax academic standards and public cynicism.Every Student Succeeds Act Biden Education Department Approves One Request to Cancel State Tests But Rejects OthersOfficials will allow D.C. to cancel tests. They denied similar requests from two other states and approved less extensive waiver requests.Every Student Succeeds Act Republicans Tell Miguel Cardona His Plan for ESSA Waivers Seems to Violate the LawThe Every Student Succeeds Act doesn't permit the education secretary to seek certain data he's asking for, the two GOP lawmakers say.Every Student Succeeds Act How Will ESSA Hold Up During COVID-19? Pandemic Tests the Law's ResilienceLawmakers designed ESSA to limit mandates covering issues like how tests are used. Will that affect how well the law survives the pandemic?Every Student Succeeds Act Betsy DeVos Tells States Not to Expect Waivers From Annual TestsThe tests required by federal law are crucial to helping schools respond to the coronavirus pandemic and help vulnerable students, the education secretary said in a letter to chief state school officers.Every Student Succeeds Act Top DeVos Deputy: Our 'Instinct' Is to Not Give States Testing Waivers Next Year"Accountability aside, we need to know where students are so we can address their needs," Assistant Secretary of Education Jim Blew said during remarks at the Education Writers Association's National Seminar.Every Student Succeeds Act Betsy DeVos Announces Aid to Help Create 'Student-Centered' Funding SystemsU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made $3 million available to help districts create "weighted per-pupil funding" systems, part of an ESSA pilot available to districts for some time.Every Student Succeeds Act Massachusetts Gets Green Light to Pilot Innovative Science AssessmentMassachusetts is the fifth state to join the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority created through the Every Student Succeeds Act, which allows states to experiment with new forms of testing.Every Student Succeeds Act Three Ways States Can Use ESSA to Address the Pandemic's ImpactStates can leverage testing contracts and money they can set aside under the law to help students affected by the coronavirus, says an analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.Every Student Succeeds Act DeVos Exploring Broad Waiver Authority for States to Help Deal With CoronavirusAs coronavirus-related school closures stretch on, state school chiefs have pressed for expedited waivers from federal testing requirements and further guidance on equity for students with disabilities.Every Student Succeeds Act Absenteeism Driven by Virus Could Trip Up States on ESSASchool and district closures as a result of the new coronavirus has thrown a big, unforeseen roadblock into efforts to drive down rates of student absences.Every Student Succeeds Act What the Research Says Some States' Goals for English-Learners 'Purely Symbolic'English-language-learner education policies nationwide remain "disjointed and inaccessible to local education officials, teachers, and education advocates" more than four years after the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, finds a new Migration Policy Institute report.Every Student Succeeds Act The Every Student Succeeds Act Is Working, Education Leaders Tell CongressExactly four years after the Every Student Succeeds Act became law, a group of state and local education officials, teachers' unions, and tell Congress they've made great progress under the federal K-12 law.Every Student Succeeds Act ESSA Voices: The Every Student Succeeds Act, Four Years LaterThe Every Student Succeeds Act is now four years old; here’s what educators and officials from across the K-12 spectrum think about where it stands.Every Student Succeeds Act States Gear Up to Overhaul K-12 Funding in 2020The political landscape for updating school finance systems won’t be any easier in the 2020 legislative season, despite a surging economy, state flexibility under ESSA, and single-party control in many states.