An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) & How It Affects Special Needs Students.


The Every Student Succeeds Act, (ESSA) soon goes into full effect. The main idea of ESSA was to improve upon the No Child Left Behind Act. ESSA has it proponents and its detractors; as most laws do. It also is open to interpretation from Parents, Student Advocates and professionals in Education and Education Law.

Here is three and a half well spent minutes of your time about ESSA:

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Download a PDF file of the ESSA LAW HERE

“The ESSA is divided into 8 different titles, each emphasizing a different aspect of strengthening and supporting the educational systems of states and local educational agencies (LEAs). A look at the titles will give you a quick grasp of the law’s sweeping nature. The titles of the law are:

Title I—Improving Basic Programs Operated by State and Local Educational Agencies

Title II—Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers, Principals, or Other School Leaders

Title III—Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students

Title IV—21st Century Schools

Title V—State Innovation and Local Flexibility

Title VI—Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education

Title VII—Impact Aid

Title VIII—General Provisions”

Title 1 is the most well-known and prominent section of the original legislation passed in 1965 (the ESEA) and remains so in this latest reauthorization. The U.S. Department of Education provides Title 1 funding (through 4 formula grant programs) to LEAs with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. (2) For the 2014 fiscal year, Title I, Part A was the single largest investment for K-12 education, with an estimated $14.4 billion allocated. (3)” –  from ParentsCenterHub.Org