The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, the long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, moves the country forward in its efforts to close the longstanding gaps in opportunity and achievement separating students of color and students from low-income communities from their peers. The law contains critical protections for these student groups and provides levers for equity-minded leaders and advocates to move the ball forward in accelerating the achievement of these students.
- March 4, 2016: The Education Trust and a coalition of civil rights, disabilities, education, and children’s advocates sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Education John B. King to urge the U.S. Department of Education to use its full authority to ensure that state and local implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
- February 23, 2016: Kati Haycock testifies before U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act
- December 15, 2015: Ed Trust statement on President Obama’s signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015
- December 2015: A preliminary overview of the key provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015
- December 2, 2015: Ed Trust statement on the reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act
- December 1, 2015: Civil Rights and Education Groups Respond to Final ESEA Bill
- December 1, 2015: Business Civil Rights Coalition Statement on the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.
- July 7, 2015: The Education Trust states that the Every Child Achieves Act must address with action any underachievement problems revealed by achievement data
- April 7, 2015: The Education Trust issues a statement on the Every Child Achieves Act