Obama Signs Education Bill

December 10, 2015

From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel
Vol. 15:15

Today, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. The law, which revises the No Child Left Behind Act enacted in 2001, provides states greater autonomy in setting school standards and curricula. It includes arts and music among subjects that comprise a “well-rounded education.” My December NASAA Notes column provides further details on the arts education content of the law.

The next step in the process is for the U.S. Department of Education to provide states with guidance about implementing ESSA. NASAA will keep you informed as this activity progresses.