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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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.

Politics K-12 Blog

09/19 12:27 pm | How Democrats and the GOP in Congress Compare on Education Funding | This Congress is the first in four years to feature divided political control, and it shows in how they've approached U.S. Department of Education spending in 2019.

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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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 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
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has the tools to hold states' feet to the fire on implementation of the federal K-12 law, but advocates remain wary about how aggressively her team will use them.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
New forces are building around the need for schools and educators to forge deeper connections with families to support student learning.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Some districts are eyeing Every Student Succeeds Act money as a way to provide arms to school staff in order to protect students, but Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans not to put out guidance on that.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
The U.S. tests its students more than most nations, but is the deluge of data providing the information schools need?
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
ESSA's new fiscal transparency requirement is a sleeper issue. Start paying attention, write David A. DeSchryver and Noelle Ellerson Ng.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
A new federal reporting requirement offers equity-minded education leaders and advocates an opportunity to work together, explains Ary Amerikaner.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
Answering your questions about the federal law’s mandate that states report school-by-school spending data, and what that means for the debate over K-12 funding at the local level.
August 9, 2018 – Education Week
ESSA locked federal testing mandates in place, participation is ticking up in key states, and the opt-out movement has been overshadowed by funding, teacher pay, and other battles.
July 23, 2018 – Education Week
Policy expert Dan Gordon talks with Education Week about how a continuous improvement approach can help states support low-performing schools, improve achievement across the board, and bolster the work of their own education agencies.
June 27, 2018 – Education Week

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