December 10, 2015: Out With The NCLB, In With The ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law today by President Obama, putting an end to No Child Left Behind (NCLB).  The ESSA shifts responsibility for school accountability from the federal government to the states. The new law is intended to provide states with more flexibility in determining solutions for underperforming schools than the prior “one-size-fits-all” approach of the NCLB that was often criticized.

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