Every Student Succeeds Act

NSBA Responds to President's Executive Order on Federal Control of Education

NSBA, AASA joint statement on ESSA implementation process

In response to the U.S. Department of Education’s new guide for states to use in the development of their education plans as required under ESSA, NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel and AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech released the following joint statement:

NSBA, AASA Joint Statement on the ESSA Implementation Process

Alexandria, Va., (March 14, 2017) - NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel and AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech released the following joint statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s new guide for states to use in the development of their education plans as required under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):

Issue Brief: Every Student Succeeds Act

Since the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on December 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education has focused on implementation, which includes a broad range of both formal regulatory actions and non-regulatory guidance.

As of December 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has issued final regulations for assessments and accountability, both of which are set to become fully effective in January 2017.

Statement about anniversary of ESSA from NSBA Exec. Dir. & CEO Gentzel

Tomorrow, December 10, is an important date in the history of public education and school governance. It is the day President Obama signed the landmark Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which restored local governance and community ownership of public education.

NSBA Exec. Dir. and CEO Gentzel Statement about Anniversary of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Alexandria, Va. (Dec. 9, 2016) – Tomorrow, December 10, is an important date in the history of public education and school governance. It is the day President Obama signed the landmark Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which restored local governance and community ownership of public education.

U.S. Department of Education releases final accountability & state plans regulations

The U.S. Department posted final regulations on the implementation of accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to the federal register today. The Department is expected to release guidance on the regulations within the next several weeks and host a series of webinars beginning in January 2017.

NSBA issues comments on U.S. Dept. of Ed Proposed SNS rule

In response to the U.S. Department of Education’s notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Title I – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged – Supplement not Supplant, NSBA issued comments expressing its support for local governance and commitment to the education of over 50 million students nationwide, and detailing specific areas of concern regarding the rule.

NSBA Statement on U.S. Dept. of Education Proposed SNS Rule

November 2, 2016 - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today issued comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Title I – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged – Supplement not Supplant. NSBA expressed its support for local governance and commitment to the education of over 50 million students nationwide, and detailed specific areas of concern regarding the rule.

NSBA Asks the Department of Ed to Support Local Governance in Accordance with Congressional Intent to Restore State and Local Decision-making Authority in K-12 Education

Alexandria, Va. (September 9, 2016) – Today, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) expressed support for local governance and asked the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) to amend the proposed regulations to remove provisions and requirements that exceed the scope of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and minimize the emphasis on federal compliance by providing an opportunity for state leaders and local school board members to focus on the academic success of students. The Department also should delete provisions in proposed rules that are unnecessary, outside the scope of ESSA, and establish regulatory requirements that effectively limit the authority of state leaders and local school board members.

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