Senator Lamar Alexander Marks Four-Year Anniversary of Every Student Succeeds Act Becoming Law

Senator Lamar Alexander Marks Four-Year Anniversary of Every Student Succeeds Act Becoming Law

December 16, 2019

On the fourth anniversary of the Every Student Succeeds Act becoming law, U.S. Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander released a statement, saying (in part): “Under ESSA, every state plan for spending federal dollars has now been approved by the U.S. Department of Education. More than half of states have already improved those plans with amendments based on feedback from superintendents, principals, teachers, parents and students.” The Senator goes on to describe the impact that the law has had in helping states “identify their lowest-performing schools and provide extra support” to increase student achievement state by state and community by community. Cosponsored by Senator Alexander, ESSA passed the House 359-64 and the Senate 85-12.