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.

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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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09/17 04:09 pm | By One Measure, Federal Spending on Children Has Hit a 10-Year Low | The share of the federal budget that goes towards children, including education spending, dipped to just below 2 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2018.

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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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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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Some advocates worry that goals states have set under the Every Student Succeeds Act won't move the needle for students with disabilities who have long struggled with low achievement.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Florida and other states say "English-only" laws prevent them from providing state tests to English-learners in their native language even though ESSA urges them to do so.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Pressure to cut the rates of student absences will ramp up as most states use attendance in some form in new accountability plans.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week
States heeded cautions from advocates and researchers that measures of students' social-emotional skills for school accountability would be unreliable and unusable.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
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.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
Some states that turned in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans earlier this year didn't make many changes after getting feedback from the federal officials.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
Long-simmering splits among state policymakers roiled the process of hammering out their mandated federal blueprints for how to put the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
After-school programs and money to hire and train teachers win a reprieve in a bill moving through the Senate, but voucher and public school choice proposals aren’t so lucky.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
The threat of federal budget cuts has some states wondering how they'll deliver on plans to beef up principal and teacher professional-development efforts.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
The new school year brings changes for states that are starting—or, in at least one case, dropping—state-directed efforts to improve some of their lowest-performing schools.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week

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