The Every Student Succeeds Act: An ESSA Overview

Saturday, April 16, 2016

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  This federal legislation replaced and/or updated many of the provisions of the infamous No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that caused significant damage to our nation's public school system.

Many of the provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act have already been implemented.  The ESSA allows individual states to play a more active role in decisions impacting the education of their own children such as the nature of standardized testing, evaluating teachers and addressing the needs of low-performing schools.

The entire law takes full effect in the 2017-18 school year.  Click here to read an informative article from Education Week that provides a full review of all the significant aspects of the law.

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