Joanne Weiss

The Evolving Role of the State Education Agency in the Era of ESSA and Trump; Past, Present, and Uncertain Future

Working Paper
2017

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, states have considerably more flexibility and authority in K-12 education than they had under the previous federal education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The Trump administration and the Republican Congress, meanwhile, moved in 2017 to further loosen federal accountability rules and give states even more control over their school systems.

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