Every Student Succeeds Act

Lamar Alexander walks to the Senate floor on January 21, 2020.

Leadership Makes a Difference: Lamar Alexander and K–12 Education

As governor, secretary of education, and senator, Alexander had vast influence.

Reflections on the Legacy of Bush-Obama School Reform

Why did initially promising, seemingly popular efforts at federal leadership lose their luster?

EdStat: Only Five of the Country’s 13,600 Districts Have Applied to the Weighted Student Funding Pilot, Part of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Why have only five of the country’s 13,600 districts applied to the weighted student funding pilot, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act?

EdStat: 23 States Said Their Education Agency “Had a Heavier Workload under ESSA than under NCLB”

New research challenges the notion that ESSA has fewer federal regulations than previous iterations of the federal K–12 law.

The Long Path to ESSA

An excerpt from "The Every Student Succeeds Act: What It Means for Schools, Systems, and States"

EdNext Podcast: Jeb Bush on Fixing School Accountability

Under ESSA, states have new freedom to design their own accountability systems for schools. Will they innovate or will they retreat from real accountability?

What We’re Watching: The Reading Paradox and the ESSA Solution

On Tuesday, May 11, 2016, at 10 am, Fordham will host an event to examine how the Every Student Succeeds Act gives states an opportunity to boost reading comprehension.

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