Every Student Succeeds Act

The latest news about ESSA—the latest revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—including articles, opinion essays, 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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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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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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Drawing on his personal experience growing up in an Air Force family, Daarel Burnette II highlights emerging research on military-connected students.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
The chairman of the Senate education committee, a former education secretary and a main architect of the Every Student Succeeds Act, announced he will not run for re-election in 2020.
January 15, 2019 – Education Week
Tensions flare between state policymakers, K-12 practitioners, and parents over how to best define and report school success under redesigned accountability systems.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
The 2020 presidential election is right around the corner. And there's a good chance that education could be a higher-profile-than-usual issue in what's shaping up to be a large and unwieldy field of potential candidates.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to publish a host of new information, including data on school-by-school spending, long-term English-learners, homeless and foster students, and more.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Topics such as early-childhood education and workforce preparation gain traction as safer and more voter-friendly than harder-edged school accountability issues.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
With newly empowered Democrats in charge of the House education committee, expect the education secretary to testify more on Capitol Hill as she and other Trump education officials go under the microscope.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
We must safeguard students' health and civil rights, write Thalia González, Alexis Etow, Cesar De La Vega, and Camila Cribb-Fabersunne.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Many forge their own path on assessments that steer clear of traditional fill-in-the-bubble tests, but few have signed up for a much-touted ESSA pilot program.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
The National Center for Learning Disabilities cites shortcomings in how states plan to hold schools and districts accountable and support them in meeting the needs of students with disabilities.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week

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