Every Student Succeeds Act

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).

U.S. Education Department Dear Colleague Letter to States on ESSA

The U.S. Department of Education's Ann Whalen wrote this dear colleague letter to states to outline the process of transition throughout the United States to the Every Student Succeeds Act. In the letter, Ms. Whalen writes "In the coming months, ED will provide ongoing guidance to support schools, districts, and States in the transition to the ESSA.  This letter begins this process and provides guidance regarding certain activities for which we know you are working toward imminent deadlines and that are affected by this reauthorization."

NSBA Hails New Education Law as Historic Win for Restoring Local Governance in Public Education

Alexandria, Va. (December 10, 2015) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) applauds President Obama for signing into law the bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

President Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act

In an historic milestone for local governance and our country’s 90,000 local school board members, President Barack Obama today signed into law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

NSBA Praises Senate for Passing Bipartisan Education Bill to Restore Local Governance in Public Education

Alexandria, Va. (December 9, 2015) - The National School Boards Association (NSBA) commends the U.S. Senate for passing a bipartisan, bicameral bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (S.1177). During the reauthorization process, there was a collective effort by NSBA and local school board members to advocate before Members of Congress for a modernized education law that underscores the importance of local governance, protects federal investments in Title I grants for disadvantaged students, and prevents the diversion of public tax dollars for private use.

Senate passes bill to restore local governance in public education

The U.S. Senate today passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (S.1177), by a vote of 85-12. 

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 urges for Senate passage of ESSA

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Tuesday, December 8 -- significant because it represents one of the last hurdles on the path to a new and modernized education law.

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."

Senate expected to take up Every Student Succeeds Act early next week

With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in the House this past Wednesday, December 2, by a vote of 359-64, we are that much closer to seeing a final bill that underscores the importance of local governance, and ensures school board members will be better positioned to offer all students a high quality public education.

The U.S. Senate is expected to take up the bipartisan, bicameral agreement -- ESSA – early next week, and if passed there has the potential to reach the President’s desk and deliver a new education law before the end of the year.

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