Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces the former federal education law, commonly referenced as No Child Left Behind, and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Most of Tennessee's existing policies and statutes are in line with the new law, which goes into effect August 2016 and will be fully implemented in the 2017-18 school year, but there are opportunities for Tennessee to revisit existing systems and structures regarding assessment, accountability, school improvement, and education for English learners.
To view the plans for implementing this new federal education law in the state of Tennessee please visit www.tn.gov/education/section/essa. The state's strategic plan can be found by using the link within this website.
For questions call: Terri Murray, Supervisor of Federal Programs and Media Services, Bradley County Schools, Central Office, 800 S. Lee Highway, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311; phone: 423.476.0620.