ESEA – Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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There is lots of talk about Congress and the reauthorization of ESEA, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  We want to gather a few resources in one place so that families can get up to date on this federal education law.  Below you will find a few links to the history of the law, a few questions and answers about the law, what the process of the reauthorization entails and a copy of the most recent draft of the bill.

History of ESEA

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who believed that “full educational opportunity” should be “our first national goal.”

http://www.ed.gov/esea

Question and Answer on ESEA

Education Post gathers up the most frequently asked questions about this law and gives us the basics.

http://educationpost.org/issues/taking-responsibility/esea-reauthorization/abcs-esea-child-left-behind/

ESEA Reauthorization

Education Weekly steps up and gives readers a “cheat sheet” on all that Congress has been discussing as important issues in relation to this law.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2015/11/esea_reauthorization_the_every.html

ESEA, now ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act

With reauthorization comes new bill language and a new name.  For those who love the law, here is the bill language that was released earlier this week.

 http://edworkforce.house.gov/uploadedfiles/every_student_succeeds_act_-_conference_report.pdf

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