The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is moving quickly with implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). ED has developed a new ESSA section on its website. The site offers a number of resources, including an option to sign up for e-mail updates, and is the repository of all ESSA-related activities, including public notices, negotiated rulemaking, guidance, and regulatory information.
ESSA was signed into law by President Obama on December 10, 2015. This measure reauthorized the 50-year-old ESEA, the nation's national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. The law provides greater flexibility to state and local governments in implementing programs.
For more information, visit ED's website on ESSA or contact Catherine D. Clarke, ASHA's director of education and regulatory advocacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-498-2071, ext. 5611.