Every Student Suceeds (ESSA) Notes

ESEA Reauthorization is Finalized as Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) On Thursday, December 10, 2015, President Obama signed into law the legislation (S.1177 Every Child Achieves Act of 2015) to reauthorization the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The new ESEA reauthorization, which will be known as “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), reauthorizes and amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). This reauthorization addresses issues such as accountability and testing requirements, distribution and requirements for grants fiscal accountability requirements, and the evaluation of teachers. It focuses on reducing federal oversight of education and increasing state flexibility in the use of funds. It will take some time to determine the impact of this approach on state and local policy as well as accountability and reporting measures. – See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/advocacy/advocacy-esea-reauthorization#sthash.tWPX3WZq.dpuf