The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into federal law in December 2015. ESSA, a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, made substantial changes to the previous iteration of the law, known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). ESSA shifts power from the federal government back to the states. The new legislation allows states to develop their own accountability systems that measure student progress and gives them the authority to determine how best to improve student and school performance.
History of ESSA
Timeline of ESSA bill
What's the difference between the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and ESSA?
What does ESSA mean for your child?
Family Engagement in ESSA
Communicating with media about ESSA toolkit