The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed in 2015 and is the most recent education law being implemented today. It places a large focus on equity across populations and considers the whole-child approach to education. The law brings important issues like health, wellness, and attendance to the forefront and provides ways for schools to be accountable for selected issues. ESSA provides an additional pool of funding and unique opportunities for states to consider health and education together. This law has the potential to sustain work in schools that improves health and academic outcomes for students.
Click below to learn how New York State is implementing ESSA and how your school can benefit from ESSA programs.