Senate Passes ESEA Rewrite With Big Bipartisan Backing

Lauren Camera
July 18, 2015

With overwhelming bi-partisan support, the U.S. Senate has passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which will replace the No Child Left Behind Act. Also included in this passing is a provision for a full service community schools program that will provide extra services to needy children and families. While there is praise for the passing of ESEA, there is also concerns that the bill does not push enough on accountability and interventions for low-performing schools. Despite this, there is growing optimism that the bill will be placed on President Obama's desk by the fall.

Get a thorough overview of the ESEA here.