Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

A Time of Opportunities and Possibilities

Oregon has a historic opportunity to build the schools our students deserve. The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act in December 2015 returns decision making about schools, education and learning back to where it belongs — in the hands of the teachers, students, families, and communities our schools serve.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ends the era of one-size-fits-all approaches to testing, teaching, and school improvement that were the hallmark of No Child Left Behind. Now is the time to seize this opportunity and reshape Oregon’s schools so all students, regardless of zip code, have the supports, tools, and time to learn that they need to succeed.

Your voice is critical! Join with OEA members and leaders to speak up, speak out, and connect with others across the state to elevate educator voice and participation at the state and local levels.

ESSA Resources

This site is your resource for information about ESSA and how to take action to support the implementation of the new legislation in Oregon.

  • Read articles about key aspects of ESSA on our blog
  • Find out about events in your region
  • Explore resources to use with your colleagues and school communities
  • Contact us at oea-gps@oregoned.org with your questions and ideas.

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Together, we can build the schools our students deserve and empower meaningful student learning for all.