The Every Student Succeeds Act
On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law.
Our goal continues to be helping to move the nation forward in its efforts to close the long-standing gaps in opportunity and achievement separating students of color and students from low-income communities from their peers.
The implementation work now falls squarely on state leadership, advocates, educators, parents, and policy makers and The Education Trust stands ready to work alongside you.
Below and on the connected pages are resources to help:
- Understand Trends in State ESSA Plans
- 3 New Factsheets on Requirements in the Every Students Succeeds Act
- In Depth Fact Sheets and Questions to Ask Your State Leaders
- School Improvement Under the Every Student Succeeds Act
- Evidence for School Improvement
- School Leadership
- Early Interventions for School Improvement
- Recruiting, Equitably Assigning, and Retaining Strong Teachers for School Improvement
- Ensuring a Positive School Climate and Culture
- Resource Allocation Reviews: A Critical Step to School Improvement
- Rigorous Learning for All Students
- Expanding Access to Early Childhood Programs
- Escalated Interventions
Director of P-12 Policy DevelopmentNatasha leads development of Ed Trust’s policy agenda on issues critical to promoting equity and achievement in the P-12 system, including standards, assessments, accountability, educator quality, and fundin...
Director of National and State PartnershipsAs Ed Trust’s director of national and state partnerships, Lynn leads the organization’s initiatives to engage and mobilize a diverse group of advocates at the national, state, and local levels who are wor...
Director of Government AffairsKelly serves as the organization’s director of government affairs, working to leverage policy analysis as well as legislative tactics and strategies to advance The Education Trust’s equity agenda, message,...
As state leaders work to implement the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it’s critical that there be strong voices advocating for equity and achievement in every key decision.
Check out these resources, developed by the Students Can’t Wait Workgroup, intended to equip state and local advocates with information to do just that.
The Every Student Succeeds Act protects the right of every student — regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, home language, or family income — to receive a quality education.
Learn what you need to know — and what you can do — to make sure the law works for your child and other children in your communities.