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Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act 
by Hogan Lovells, a Washington D.C. based law firm
June 23, 2016

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015.

This summary first summarizes major provisions of Title I of ESSA, then summarizes Titles II, III, and IX of the law. Within each section, the memorandum summarizes the state of the law during the transition to ESSA, the state of the law once ESSA goes into effect (during the 2017-2018 school year), and the state of the law should ED promulgate its recently proposed regulations.

AESA would like to hear from you regarding your state plans for implementation of ESSA. We will make that information available on our website for all our members. Feel free to send information that you would be willing to share to jwade@aesa.us. We will also push out information on the impact that ESSA has on ESAs as it becomes available.

Legislative Updates

Coalition Statement on Final Teacher Preparation Program Regulations
November 22, 2016. A broad coalition of education-related associations prepared a statement about pending regulations for teacher preparation.
AESA / ESSA Legislative Comparison
The AESA Legislative Committee, made up of members from each state, met in January in Washington DC to work on the 2016 agenda. One of the highlights from this past year was the passage of ESSA replacing ESEA. AESA worked with other associations to help get this passed. We have included a side by side comparison of our positions and what was actually passed in the new ESSA. Upcoming work will be focusing on Perkins Reauthorization.
2016 AESA Legislative Agenda
Prepared by the AESA Governmental Relations Committee January 19 & 20, 2016
Education Department Resource Guide on Supporting Undocumented Students in High School and College
We received the following message from John King, Deputy Secretary of Education, soon to become the Secretary of Education. He asked if we would share this resource with our members.
Broadband Regulation
The FCC is considering changes to the broadband regulation. Noelle Ellerson, who is AESA's liaison, submitted testimony on our behalf. You can review this document here. March 5, 2015
Legislative Blog Update from Noelle Ellerson (January 30, 2015)

IDEA

Reauthorization of IDEA Link to 2004 law, ESAs are defined in section 602, paragraphs 5 and 19.

ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation?s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.

ESEA

A Blueprint for Reform On March 13, 2010
The Obama Administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to help states raise expectations of students and reward schools for producing dramatic gains in student achievement.

E-RATE and Education Technology

FCC Ruling on E-Rate
July 11, 2014
The Official E-Rate Web Site
The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund makes discounts available to eligible schools and libraries for telecommunication services, Internet access, and internal connections. The program is intended to ensure that schools and libraries have access to affordable telecommunications and information services.

2015 ECA Conference Papers / Talking Points

Additional Government Relations information may be found in the Government Relations Archive

Legislative Updates

Coalition Statement on Final Teacher Preparation Program Regulations
November 22, 2016. A broad coalition of education-related associations prepared a statement about pending regulations for teacher preparation.
AESA / ESSA Legislative Comparison
The AESA Legislative Committee, made up of members from each state, met in January in Washington DC to work on the 2016 agenda. One of the highlights from this past year was the passage of ESSA replacing ESEA. AESA worked with other associations to help get this passed. We have included a side by side comparison of our positions and what was actually passed in the new ESSA. Upcoming work will be focusing on Perkins Reauthorization.
2016 AESA Legislative Agenda
Prepared by the AESA Governmental Relations Committee January 19 & 20, 2016
Education Department Resource Guide on Supporting Undocumented Students in High School and College
We received the following message from John King, Deputy Secretary of Education, soon to become the Secretary of Education. He asked if we would share this resource with our members.
Broadband Regulation
The FCC is considering changes to the broadband regulation. Noelle Ellerson, who is AESA's liaison, submitted testimony on our behalf. You can review this document here. March 5, 2015
Legislative Blog Update from Noelle Ellerson (January 30, 2015)

IDEA

Reauthorization of IDEA Link to 2004 law, ESAs are defined in section 602, paragraphs 5 and 19.

ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation?s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.

ESEA

A Blueprint for Reform On March 13, 2010
The Obama Administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to help states raise expectations of students and reward schools for producing dramatic gains in student achievement.

E-RATE and Education Technology

FCC Ruling on E-Rate
July 11, 2014
The Official E-Rate Web Site
The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund makes discounts available to eligible schools and libraries for telecommunication services, Internet access, and internal connections. The program is intended to ensure that schools and libraries have access to affordable telecommunications and information services.

2015 ECA Conference Papers / Talking Points

Additional Government Relations information may be found in the Government Relations Archive