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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


ESSA Resources

In December 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. As the chief piece of federal legislation funding K–12 education, this law brought about sweeping changes in classrooms across the country, especially those serving multilingual learners of English.  
TESOL’s resource kit helps professionals understand how ESSA affects the field.  

  • English Learners and ESSA: A TESOL Resource Kit  
  • English Learners and ESSA: What Educators Need to Know  
  • TESOL Virtual Seminar: An Overview of ESSA: What TESOL Educators Need to Know   


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Advocacy Action Center

The action center is a free resource for all advocates, TESOL members and non-members alike, to find and contact their members of the United States Congress and state legislatures. Most importantly advocates can answer action alerts from TESOL to contact their members of Congress on important issues TESOL is tracking.

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