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ESSA Passes House

We have received the information below from NSBA and are passing it on to you for your information. We hope you will find The ESSA Timetable and Frequently Asked Questions: A Local School board Primer particularly helpful.

NSBA Victory: House Passes Every Student Succeeds Act, Affirming the Importance of Local Governance

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is extremely pleased to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives just passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill by a vote of 359-64 with 11 U.S Representatives not voting to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (S.1177).

NSBA with and through its state school boards association members, coupled with the grassroots efforts of our Federal Relations Network (FRN), remained steadfast in advocating for a modernized education law that affirms the importance of local governance, protects federal investments for Title I for disadvantaged students, and prevents the diversion of public tax dollars for private use. NSBA is grateful to all FRN members and state associations who responded to our call to action this week.

Following today’s victory, our next step is to ensure passage of S. 1177 by the Senate.  Stay tuned for our upcoming call to action.  View the NSBA press release.

What Will This Mean for States & School Districts?

NSBA produced for you, ESSA Transition Timetable and Frequently Asked Questions:  A Local School Board Primer to identify and summarize key provisions of ESSA.

Contact: Cornelia Brown, executive director
Victoria Wallack, director of government relations and communications
Telephone: 207-622-3473 or 1-800-660-8484

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