Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) offers technical assistance to address grantee needs across multiple ESEA programs. OESE offices and technical assistance partners provide one-on-one individualized support for States to problem solve specific State needs; peer-to-peer interactions that provide opportunities for collaboration with peer States, communities of practice, and interstate working groups around relevant issues and challenges; and build awareness of information and resources in response to needs identified in the field through ongoing guidance and technical support to all States. This technical assistance page provides information for State grantees and links to useful guidance, webinars, tools and resources, and technical assistance partners to support implementation of ESEA programs.
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ESEA Program Activities/Updates/Plans
- Equitable Services Implementation Plan Webpage: ESIP is the U. S. Department of Education’s plan to assist State and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to improve the implementation of the equitable services requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for eligible students enrolled in nonprofit private elementary and secondary schools and, as applicable, their teachers and parents.
Annual Reports to Congress
- The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as Amended
- Waivers Granted Under No Child Left Behind
Publications and Links
National Indian Education Study 2015: Setting the Context
The “National Indian Education Study 2015: Setting the Context” document was written by the National Indian Education Study Technical Review Panel (NIES TRP). This document does not necessarily reflect the views of the National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, or the U.S. Department of Education. The NIES TRP provided substantial input on the NIES report. The National Center for Education Statistics, located within the Institute of Education Sciences, is responsible solely for the actual report, available via https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2019048.pdf.
Dear Colleague Letter on College Scorecard
A guide to Using the College Scorecard
BRIEF: Forging a New Framework for Professional Development
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development Publications
Comprehensive School Reform Publications web page
Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) Resources and Factsheets web page
Teaching Our Youngest: A Guide for Preschool Teachers & Child Care & Family Providers
EDPubs On-line Ordering System
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): Find statistical publications, fast facts, survey and program areas, the Encyclopedia of ED Stats, and education related resources.
Labs, Centers, and Clearinghouses
The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At Risk (NDTAC)
Comprehensive Assistance Centers established to help low-performing schools and districts close achievement gaps
Equity Assistance Centers provide assistance in the areas of race, gender, and national origin equity to public school districts
National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs
Regional Educational Laboratories: are educational research and development organizations supported by contracts with the U.S. Department of Education.
OSHS Technical Assistance Centers