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

06/20 04:29 pm | Trump Team Mulls Merger of Education, Labor Departments, Multiple Sources Say | Sources say there has been high-level Trump administration talk about the agencies merging altogether, or taking over some of each other's duties.

Issue Backgrounder

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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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President Donald Trump has sought to roll back much of his predecessor's legacy. Here's a guide to some key Obama-era initiatives, guidance, and regulations and how they've fared so far.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
Nine of 67 programs funded under the federal i3 program produced breakout interventions, says a final evaluation of the educational R&D effort.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
Nearly half of the states have been given wiggle room in complying with a provision reserving alternative tests for students with the most-severe cognitive disabilities.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
Schools may end up with separate state and federal rankings in states that have yet to harmonize their own priorities with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Without a common vocabulary for naming what we want of education, many people default to prioritizing test scores, notes Helen F. Ladd.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
The $1.1 billion Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, better known as Title IV, can be used for everything from school safety training and suicide prevention to drama clubs and science programs.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
The school system is taking a "continuous improvement" approach to ironing out the kinks in a sweeping rollout of discipline reforms aimed at curbing school suspensions.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
Although the federal K-12 law doesn't explicitly ask for it, a systemic and data-informed approach to long-term student achievement is part of the mix for many states as they implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
May 7, 2018 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has released state-by-state spending estimates for key programs based on the fiscal 2018 spending bill President Donald Trump signed last month.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week

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