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Education reform has long been a point of national debate, but this latest major development was one both parties could get behind. In late 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), with overwhelming support on both sides of the aisle in both the House and Senate. The ESSA replaced the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which sparked a decade-long focus on high stakes standardized testing and increased accountability for teachers and districts.

Want to take a close look at the actual language of the Every Student Succeeds Act? Interested in learning about the events and legislation that set the stage for the ESSA’s passage? Then peruse these free resources from ABC-CLIO, your expert in all things history.

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