President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law Dec. 10, ending the No Child Left Behind era in American education. The ESSA, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the federal education law known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, passed both houses of Congress over the last two weeks.
“The passage of ESSA is a victory for students and educators and I am thankful Congress took action. However, the real work lies ahead,” said CEA President Kerrie Dallman. “CEA looks forward to working with our membership and other stakeholders and policy makers on the law’s implementation in our state. Just as CEA led the implementation and training efforts around Colorado’s educator effectiveness evaluation system, we will raise the voice of professional educators to deliver on ESSA’s promise to provide opportunity for all students.”