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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed in 2015, replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. It maintains a focus on equity for all students, while giving states and local school districts much more ownership over systems of school accountability and support. In Iowa, ESSA has been a great opportunity to build on bold education improvements underway that align with ESSA requirements, including clear and rigorous standards for what students should know and be able to do, a school accountability system that targets support where and when schools need it most and a structure for professional learning that emphasizes teacher leadership and evidence-based practices.

The ESSA Support website provides a repository of tools and resources to support the work aligned to Iowa's ESSA Plan.  

ESSA Support Site

For more information or questions, contact:

photo of Karla Day

Karla Day
Professional Learning & Leadership Consultant
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14321

Amy Wichman
Regional Director
(800) 255-0405 ext. 18143

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