• Every Student Succeeds Act Initiates New Era of Education Policy

    December 9th, 2015 by

    After a U.S. Senate vote of 85-12 and a U.S. House of Representatives vote of 359-64 , President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the successor to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), into law. The final version of the ESSA totals more than a thousand pages and follows years of negotiations. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, one of the key architects of the ESSA, said that restoring responsibility to states and teachers would inaugurate a new era of innovation and excellence in student achievement.

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