Every Student Succeeds Act


2018: The Year the Every Student Succeeds Act Shifts From Planning to Practice and States Face Their First Test on Accountability

January 10, 2018

In our latest short documentary, Video Director James Fields explores how ESSA will reshape the landscape of American education this year. Highlighting perspectives from insiders including Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Thomas B. Fordham Institute President Mike Petrilli, and Education Trust founder Kati Haycock, the film tracks ESSA’s trajectory from its signing in 2015 to the education plans being finalized across states in 2018.