State ESSA Plans that Support Student Health and Wellness: A Framework for Action

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  • SchoolNrs
  • December 19, 2016

What is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)?

Fourteen years ago, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) defined education policy for students in kindergarten through high school graduation. After many years of revisions to make the law work better for states and districts, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. ESSA represents a shift toward increased state and local control of elementary and secondary education. However, the federal law maintains strong accountability measures that will ensure students across the country leave our schools with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in college, careers and life.


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