The Every Student Succeeds Act
On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law.
Our goal continues to be helping to move the nation forward in its efforts to close the long-standing gaps in opportunity and achievement separating students of color and students from low-income communities from their peers.
The implementation work now falls squarely on state leadership, advocates, educators, parents, and policy makers and The Education Trust stands ready to work alongside you.
Below and on the connected pages are resources to help:
- Understand Key Elements of the Law
- In Depth Fact Sheets and Questions to Ask Your State Leaders
- The Latest Analysis and Ways to Improve Your State’s Plan
- School Improvement Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
- Evidence for School Improvement
- Early Interventions for School Improvement
- Escalated Interventions
- Expanding Access to Early Childhood Programs
- Recruiting, Equitably Assigning, and Retaining Strong Teachers for School Improvement
- School Leadership
- Rigorous Learning for All Students
- Ensuring a Positive School Climate and Culture
- Resource Allocation Reviews: A Critical Step to School Improvement
Director of Government Affairs
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Director of National and State Partnerships
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As state leaders work to implement the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it’s critical that there be strong voices advocating for equity and achievement in every key decision.
Check out these resources, developed by the Students Can’t Wait Workgroup, intended to equip state and local advocates with information to do just that.
The Every Student Succeeds Act protects the right of every student — regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, home language, or family income — to receive a quality education.
Learn what you need to know — and what you can do — to make sure the law works for your child and other children in your communities.