Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, reauthorizing the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the nation’s longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. ESSA represents a change from the No Child Left Behind Act, shifting power and responsibility for policy to the states. AIR experts provide evidence-based perspectives on ESSA’s implications, including how it could impact special populations of students.
See our work related to the previous version of the law, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.