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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), reauthorizing the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and replacing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the 2001 reauthorization of ESEA.ESSA is the nation’s education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. ESSA requires that each state establish a state-wide accountability system for public schools in the state.
The Michigan Department of Education submitted the state’s final ESSA Plan to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) on April 17, 2017.