You have no doubt heard that Congress passed—and the President signed into law—the Every Student Succeeds Act. It is the first iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind to reach the President’s desk since December 2001.

ESSA represents a significant improvement over current law. The legislation takes the pendulum of federal overreach and control, and returns it back to state and local education agencies. Read more »


ESEA and appropriations. Appropriations and ESEA. It seems like these two policies have dominated the federal education policy environment all year. And they have. But to what avail? While neither seems likely to cross the finish line without political bruising, is there an end in sight? Read more »