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.

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What Researchers Wish They Knew About School Finance

The field may be swimming in data, but there’s still blank spots when it comes to assembling a complete picture of how $600 billion in public school funding gets spent. (June 4, 2019)


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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

Putting ESSA's Puzzle Together
This Education Week special report offers a big-picture look at the state of play on ESSA nationally, along with deeper dives into issues of school accountability, student assessment, data transparency, and school improvement.

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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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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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Just who's responsible for ESSA anymore? Megan Duff and Priscilla Wohlstetter share three takeaways from researching the law's implementation.
July 15, 2019 – Education Week
Arts experiences—like singing in a choir or drawing graffiti—can open students to new ways of thinking, and offer teachers powerful opportunities to develop students’ social and emotional skills.
June 26, 2019 – Education Week
While many students eagerly count down the last few days of the school year, the start of summer break is a more anxious prospect for students in and on the verge of homelessness.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Fresh research bolsters the case for more public school funding—but debate rages on how to spend it in a way that boosts achievement.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
The field may be swimming in data, but there’s still blank spots when it comes to assembling a complete picture of how $600 billion in public school funding gets spent.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
Advocates have high hopes that the new law’s school-level data will fuel debate over spending, but the numbers are still trickling out.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
Before charting a new course in education policy, we should figure out what the reform movement got right—and wrong, writes Van Schoales.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
In early-childhood education, whole-child curricula and strong academics aren’t mutually exclusive, write Beverly Perdue and Vincent J. Costanza.
April 22, 2019 – Education Week
After weathering a political storm over the Trump administration's proposed budget at the end of March, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continued her run of public appearances into April, and got widely varied reactions from state education leaders and from lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
From oversight and state and district accountability to data reporting, the Every Student Succeeds Act remains a work in progress more than four years after its passage.
April 3, 2019 – Education Week

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