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.

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

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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.

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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The Every Student Succeeds Act finally becomes a classroom reality this fall, putting more authority—and on-the-ground responsibility—in the hands of district leaders, school-level educators, and state policymakers.
March 1, 2018 – Education Week
School-by-school funding data have to be made available to the public under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but doing so can be a daunting task given districts' sometimes-antiquated finance systems.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
The state has long collected the funding numbers now required under ESSA, but is still working on how to make that data accessible and transparent to the public.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
This map of Rhode Island shows per-pupil spending by school and just how much spending varies among the schools within individual districts.
February 27, 2018 – Education Week
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

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