On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The law is the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. Just because ESSA passed at the federal level, though, does not mean that its history is over. This law will have significant effects on the nation’s classrooms and schools. Here you will find an in-depth account of where ESSA came from, what it says, what will and won’t change, and what it all means for schools.
Frederick M. Hess and Max Eden have compiled essays into a volume, The Every Student Succeeds Act: What It Means for Schools, Systems, and States, which will be released by Harvard Education Press on February 28, 2017.