Five Things Every Parent Should Know About the “Every Student Succeeds Act”

What is ESSA?
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a federal law that outlines how states can use federal money to support public schools. In September 2017, New York State submitted its plan for the approximately $1.6 billion New York receives annually under ESSA.

Why does it matter?
New York State is committed to ensuring that all students succeed and thrive in school no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from. Since fall 2016, New York State has sought feedback to design a plan that advances equity, access, and opportunity for all students.

What do parents need to know?
Below are highlights of important elements for parents and families in the plan. We encourage you to visit the New York State Education Department’s ESSA website to learn more about the plan.

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