Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
January 31, 2020U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Flexibility for States to Better Meet the Needs of Students, Local Communities
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new flexibility for four states that are rethinking education in order to better serve students and meet local needs. Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas and Vermont were recently approved to participate in the Education Flexibility Program (Ed-Flex), which was updated by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
March 4, 2016U.S. Department of Education Names Committee Members to Draft Proposed Regulations for Every Student Succeeds Act
The U.S. Department of Education today named committee members who will draft proposed regulations in two areas of Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This is the latest step in the process of implementing ESSA.
December 3, 2015
We are a place that believes every child, no matter where they come from, can grow up to be anything they want… And I’m confident that if we fix No Child Left Behind, if we continue to reform American education, continue to invest in our children’s future, that’s the America we will always be.”
December 3, 2015Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on House Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act
"It is good news for our nation's schools that the House has passed a serious bipartisan plan to fix the No Child Left Behind law. No Child Left Behind is the latest, now outmoded version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which is, at its core, a civil rights law.
March 13, 2015Secretary Duncan’s Remarks on Press Call Highlighting States Where Education Funding Shortchanges Low-Income, Minority Students
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered the remarks below on a press call with National Urban League President Marc Morial about the importance of ensuring equity in education as part of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
January 12, 2015
Secretary Arne Duncan laid out a vision for the nation’s landmark education law, the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) in a speech at Seaton Elementary School in Washington, D.C. On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the ESEA bill, he called for a new law that will work to ensure strong opportunities for all students, and protect the most vulnerable.
January 12, 2015U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Calls for Strong Education Law That Protects All Students, Ensures High-Quality Preschool, Supports Bold State and Local Innovation
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today laid out a bold vision for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that continues a focus on the nation’s most vulnerable students.