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Every Student Succeeds Act

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The Every Student Succeeds Act: What is in it? What does it mean for equity?

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ESSA Explained: Inside the New Federal K-12 Law

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President Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act

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Senator Lankford Discusses the Every Student Succeeds Act

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The Every Student Succeeds Act: 5 Things You Need to Know

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a US law passed in December 2015 that governs the United States K–12 public education policy. The law replaced its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and modified but did not eliminate provisions relating to the periodic standardized tests given to students. Like the No Child Left Behind Act, ESSA is a reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which established the federal government's expanded role in public education.
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    • History 

    • State testing under ESSA 

    • Suspension of accountability requirements