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

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 Readiness
On Feb. 1, 2017, Education Week hosted "Keys to ESSA Readiness," 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.

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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.

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When it comes to state ESSA plans, it’s up to the public to hold leaders accountable, write two former ed. policymakers.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
In a discussion with reporters, the education secretary talked about her plans for "rethinking" schools, deregulation, implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, what's next on school choice, and more.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
A Senate confirmation hearing for Pres. Trump's nominee to oversee K-12 policy turns into a debate over how well Betsy DeVos is overseeing ESSA implementation.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
The U.S. secretary of education faced a steep learning curve when she took office last year. See how her tenure is shaping up in key issue areas.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
A Florida study urges caution in taking advantage of ESSA's new flexibility on state testing.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
The state is under intense scrutiny about how it plans to hold schools accountable for historically disadvantaged groups of students under the new federal law.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
What is continuous improvement and why are schools and districts jumping on that bandwagon?
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
A national coalition of researchers, policymakers, and educators has forged a consensus on why schools need to respond to students’ social and emotional needs.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
States need to take bold steps to create a more conducive climate for school improvement in the nation as a whole to get off the track of mediocrity, researchers, analysts, and educators say.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
School finance and policy changes driven by the Every Student Succeeds Act are on the horizon as all but three state legislatures go into full swing this month.
January 17, 2018 – Education Week

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