NSBA Shares Timetable and FAQs for Every Student Succeeds Act

Stacy Bogard

By Stacy Bogard, CAE, MASB Assistant Director of Communications, PR & Marketing

DashBoard, Dec. 9, 2015

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today with every indication it will be passed and sent to President Barack Obama’s desk to be signed into law before the end of the year.

“The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act is good news for our nation’s 90,000 local school board members, and an historic step toward reversing years of undue burden under the No Child Left Behind Act and restoring responsibility for school accountability and academic standards back to states and local school districts,” stated Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director of the National School Boards Association.

To help states and districts understand the impact of this legislation, NSBA has prepared a primer that identifies and summarizes key provisions. Topics covered include:

  • Testing and accountability requirements
  • Early childhood programs
  • Teacher training and professional development
  • Funding/Title I
  • Maintenance of Effort
  • Local governance

Download ESSA Transition Timetable and Frequently Asked Questions: A Local School Board Primer

Additionally, NSBA has made available a replay of a call with state association staff that can be accessed by dialing 719.457.0820 and entering the replay passcode 499583859.

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