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.

The Every Student Succeeds Act: An ESSA Overview

The new Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. (March 31, 2016)


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.

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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

ESSA on the Runway
The Every Student Succeeds Act makes its classroom debut this fall. Here’s a look at where things stand after more than two years of preparation by states and school districts that must make ESSA legislative blueprint a reality.

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 Implementation
On May 1, 2018, Education Week hosted "Keys to ESSA Implementation," 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

10/18 11:22 am | Four States Want In on Second Round of ESSA's Innovative Assessment Pilot | Four states have raised their hands for the second round of the Every Student Succeeds Act's Innovative Assessment pilot: Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, and South Carolina.

Issue Backgrounder

For background on this topic, see:
ESSA Overview

INFOGRAPHIC

A Guide to State ESSA Plans: Goals, Teacher Quality, and More
Nearly all states have now laid out their blueprints for how they intend to hold schools accountable under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Here's our review of state ESSA plans.

EDUCATION WEEK QUIZ

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About ESSA?
What is the "Weighted Student Funding Pilot", how do select states plan to use Title II funding, and how does ESSA influence state flexibility in determining teacher evaluation criteria?

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Many forge their own path on assessments that steer clear of traditional fill-in-the-bubble tests, but few have signed up for a much-touted ESSA pilot program.
October 11, 2018 – Education Week
The National Center for Learning Disabilities cites shortcomings in how states plan to hold schools and districts accountable and support them in meeting the needs of students with disabilities.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has the tools to hold states' feet to the fire on implementation of the federal K-12 law, but advocates remain wary about how aggressively her team will use them.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
New forces are building around the need for schools and educators to forge deeper connections with families to support student learning.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Some districts are eyeing Every Student Succeeds Act money as a way to provide arms to school staff in order to protect students, but Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans not to put out guidance on that.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
The U.S. tests its students more than most nations, but is the deluge of data providing the information schools need?
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
ESSA's new fiscal transparency requirement is a sleeper issue. Start paying attention, write David A. DeSchryver and Noelle Ellerson Ng.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
A new federal reporting requirement offers equity-minded education leaders and advocates an opportunity to work together, explains Ary Amerikaner.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
Answering your questions about the federal law’s mandate that states report school-by-school spending data, and what that means for the debate over K-12 funding at the local level.
August 9, 2018 – Education Week
ESSA locked federal testing mandates in place, participation is ticking up in key states, and the opt-out movement has been overshadowed by funding, teacher pay, and other battles.
July 23, 2018 – Education Week

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