Video: Why ESSA Matters

For 14 long years, students and educators have lived under the deeply flawed No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) returns decision making for our nation’s education back where it belongs – in the hands of local educators, parents, and communities – while keeping the focus on students most in need.

Find out about the Every Student Succeeds Act and what it means for your school community.

The opportunity dashboard will help ensure opportunity for all students regardless of zip code.

How will ESSA impact my students, my classroom, my school and community?


Educators (teachers, paraeducators, education support professionals, librarians, and specialized staff), parents, community organizations, and local leaders all have a role in making sure the Every Student Succeeds Act lives up to its promise. Be a part of it!

Family + Community

ESSA provides a key role for families and communities who are central to school improvement efforts.

Educator Resources

How does ESSA affect my school community? These guides can help!


How does ESSA impact assessments? What you need to know.

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