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

04/26 04:01 pm | Tennessee's Assessment Woes May Be a Test for Betsy DeVos | Tennessee lawmakers' decision to essentially let districts toss this year's assessment scores due to technical difficulties could provide a gauge of how flexible the ...

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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An Education Week review shows that few states plan to take advantage of opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act to bolster various forms of school choice.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Johnny Collett’s selection to oversee special education for the U.S. Department of Education was a rare point of agreement between the Trump administration and the disability-advocacy community.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Some states have been told they’ll need to change the way they assess students with severe cognitive disabilities because of changes under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
The Volunteer State is the first to test a professional development effort aimed at enabling teachers to find academic potential in students who don’t fit stereotypes about giftedness.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
This special report takes a multifaceted look at just how prepared states, districts, and schools are for implementing ESSA's changes when the law goes into full effect for the 2018-19 school year.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act becomes a working reality in district central offices and schools this fall, but it remains to be seen if the new federal law will live up to its bipartisan promise.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
The law gives new flexibility on how to make improvements to the worst-performing schools, but the choices must have the facts to back them up.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
Chronic absenteeism and college-and-career readiness prove popular as states look to choose a school performance measure beyond test scores and grad rates.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
States must lay out how they'll make sure poor and minority students aren't being taught by a disproportionate number of ineffective or inexperienced teachers. But they have leeway in defining who those teachers are.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
ESSA’s new requirement that districts report school-by-school spending numbers could prove a boon to the public and parents, and a headache for school administrators.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week

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