Elementary and Secondary Education Act

ESSA rulemaking committee concludes negotiations

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) negotiated rulemaking committee completed its third and final session today coming to consensus on the assessment (testing) issues but failing to reach agreement on supplement, not supplant (ESSA provisions requiring that federal Title I funds be used in addition to state and local education investments and not as a substitute for such).

Department of Ed outlines first steps in ESSA transition

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) today released a “Dear Colleague” letter to state leaders throughout the United States regarding implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

NSBA ESSA Media Toolkit

This media toolkit contains outreach materials to help school board members communicate their support for the Every Student Succeeds Act. It includes talking points, NSBA-approved quotes, Sample Social Media, and other resources about the bill. 

NSBA Letter to Senate Leaders Supporting the Every Student Succeeds Act

In this letter, sent on December 7, 2015 to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate and Harry Reid, Senate Democratic Minority Leader, Executive Director Tom Gentzel outlines NSBA's support for the "Every Student Succeeds Act."

Every Student Succeeds Act passes in the House

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a long overdue modernized reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.

The bill, expected to be taken up by the U.S. Senate as early as next week, contains specific legislative language on local governance that restores the balance between federal and local government and provides states and school districts the flexibility needed to support student learning and achievement.

NSBA calls on House leaders to pass Every Student Succeeds Act

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) voiced its support of the "Every Student Succeeds Act," today in a letter to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Lawmakers reach bipartisan agreement to move forward on ESEA reauthorization

Today, the House-Senate Conference Committee approved S. 1177 -- the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with amendments -- by a vote of 39 Yeas to 1 Nay. The Committee's bipartisan, bicameral agreement underscores the importance of local governance and community ownership to ensure student success. 

ESEA conference committee proceedings begin

Today marked the beginning of House-Senate Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) conference committee proceedings and the continued progress toward a new education bill. The House of Representatives announced their list of conferees Tuesday afternoon, and the Senate appointed every member of its Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) to the conference committee.

NSBA applauds next step toward modernized ESEA

In another step toward a modernized education bill, the U.S. House of Representatives today named conferees for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Conference Committee. Senate action to appoint conferees is expected soon. 

John Kline (R-Minn.) Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee officially announced the first conference meeting will take place Wednesday, November 18, at 2:30 p.m.

Preliminary Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization deal

Less than a week following the National School Boards Association's (NSBA) joint push with other leading education groups, urging lawmakers to “get ESEA done,” the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) appears to be progressing.

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