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Senate Approves Every Student Succeeds Act, Obama to Sign

Education News – Matthew Tabor

“In a bipartisan 85-12 vote today, the United States Senate has approved the Every Student Succeeds Act — the replacement for No Child Left Behind, the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act — in the ESEA’s first overhaul in over a decade. ESSA represents a major shift in the influence of the federal government on education policy. States, rather than the federal government, will gain significantly more responsibility for turning around failing schools, evaluating teachers and holding schools accountable for achievement. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the Every Student Succeeds Act into law on Thursday.”(more)

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