Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Every Student Succeeds!

Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Every Student Succeeds!

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The education world has been abuzz since December, when the "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA) was signed into law. In a very small nutshell, ESSA is intended to fix those aspects of No Child Left Behind that resulted in over-use of assessments and one-size-fits-all mandates. It puts much of the decision making back in the hands of schools, districts, and states-the ones who know their students best.

That's not to say that schools can go rogue, so to speak. They must still hold students to high academic standards with a goal of preparing them for success in college and their careers. However, states decide what those standards are, not the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, the legislation:

* Ensures accountability by guaranteeing that when students fall behind, states redirect resources toward what works to help them improve.

* Empowers states and local decision makers to develop their own accountability systems and school turnaround plans rather than imposing across-the-board federal mandates, as was the case with NCLB. …

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