News Posts: Families

Where did OESE grants go last year?

  Use the map below to discover where the hundreds of grants awarded by OESE went, last year. Areas with larger “dots” received more than one grant. In spring 2020, this image will be replaced with an interactive map you can explore in detail.

What is the Every Student Succeeds Act?

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the federal K-12 education law of the United States. ESSA was signed into law in 2015 and replaced the previous education law called “No Child Left Behind.” ESSA extended more flexibility to States in education and laid out expectations of transparency for parents and for communities. […]

How does my state perform in education? What are some of its policies?

Reference the “color codes” to determine how much Education Freedom your state supports. In spring 2020, this image will become an interactive map. You will be able to hover the cursor over your state on the map to discover how well your state performed on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 4th grade […]

Where can I find my “State Report Card” website?

ESSA requires every state to develop a concise and easily understandable “State Report Card” that is accessible online and provides parents important information on test performance in reading, math, and science. The report cards must also provide data on graduation rates, suspensions, absenteeism, teacher qualifications, and many other areas. You can look up data on […]


The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) seeks to empower parents, students, state and local leaders, and educators with the resources they need to meet the unique needs of every student. We want this page to be useful to families as they seek to learn how federal education money is spent, discover more about […]

5/23-5/24 Safe & Supportive Schools Webinar Event: “Implementing New Programs—The Impact of Current Practice”

The Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSSTA), supported by the Office of Safe and Healthy Students in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, announces its next Implementation Webinar Series event, “Implementing New Programs—The Impact of Current Practice.” It will be offered twice to accommodate schedules: Session 1: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 4:00 […]

Announcing the Relaunch of Stop Bullying website

  unveiled a revitalized Stop Bullying website – – on March 30, 2012 to encourage children, parents, educators, and communities to take action to stop and prevent bullying. The website provides a map with detailed information on state laws and policies, interactive webisodes and videos for young people, practical strategies for schools and communities to […]