The good folks over at EdWeek’s Politics K-12 blog have been doing their best over the past few weeks (months, really) to keep us all informed of what’s happening with the ESEA reauthorization process. In that vein, they’ve put together a little cheat-sheet that helps breakdown the most recent version: the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Votes in both chambers of Congress are expected over the next couple weeks. If all goes as planned, the bill will reach President Barack Obama’s desk by the end of the year—and he’s expected to sign it.
So what is in the ESSA, when it comes to accountability, testing, programs, and more? And how does it compare to No Child Left Behind Act, Classic Edition, and the Obama administration’s NCLB waivers?