Every Student
Succeeds Act

Your source for information about ESSA and what is happening in your state.

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Welcome to Understanding ESSA

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is the new federal law signed this past December and replaces NCLB. And though the debate over standards and assessments will continue, now these discussions will be held and decided at the state level as the new law is implemented across the country.

On this new site you will find the latest updates on the status of ESSA implementation and commentary from the state, federal, and stakeholder levels. This resource tool will act as a news aggregator in the coming months to inform and strengthen our knowledge on the issue.  


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Implementation Timeline & Key Dates

 August 2018:

Full implementation of accountability systems.