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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Final Version: 391 Pages

January 6, 2016

I have been writing a digest of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).

For my first three posts of the series, I used the 1,061-page draft version of ESSA.

However, a kind reader sent me this 391-page final version which is the same text as the draft version in condensed format.

In my future ESSA digest posts, I will use the 391-page, finalized version.

The purpose of this post is to share the finalized version with those interested in having it.

That’s all.

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Schneider is a southern Louisiana native, career teacher, trained researcher, and author of the ed reform whistle blower, A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who In the Implosion of American Public Education.

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  1. Laura H. Chapman permalink

    I think this is worthy of your attention as you work through this version ( and I am grateful to have it).

    From Politico today By Caitlin Emma | 01/07/2016 10:00 AM EDT
    With help from Allie Grasgreen Ciaramella and Kimberly Hefling

    FIRST LOOK: DOES GUIDANCE GO TOO FAR? Sen. James Lankford wants a detailed explanation of the statutory or regulatory basis for major Education Department guidance on harassment and bullying and sexual violence – and an admission that where there is no such basis, flouting the “interpretations of existing law” will not be a punishable offense. Lankford, who chairs the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management and held a hearing last fall to examine the use of regulatory guidance under the Obama administration, argues that the department is circumventing the formal rulemaking process by requiring colleges and elementary and secondary schools to make specific, substantive, binding policy changes via their Dear Colleague letters regarding Title IX.

    – “Regulated parties deserve a more precise legal justification than an ‘et seq. ‘ citation to a 3,400-odd-word law and corresponding chapter in the Code of Federal Regulations,” Lankford wrote in a letter he’ll send to Acting Secretary John King today. The Oklahoma senator cited concerns from politically diverse legal scholars and academics who worry the letters – but not Title IX itself – are “offensive to” First and Fourth Amendment protections. “For me, these concerns are about more than policy disagreements: They are evidence that OCR’s Dear Colleague letters are not merely interpretive, but alter the regulatory and legal landscape in fundamental ways.” Read the letter:

    I think that there are already “guidance” documents in the works for ESSA and that these will increase as the particulars of the law are better understood. My first read on the themes of harassment and bullying and sexual violence led me to conclude that teachers could be in legal limbo absent guidance

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