Everything ESSA


education policy

This page contains the latest on the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA), the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)ESSA was authorized through 2020, and technically, has expired. Congress has not indicated plans for reauthorization, so ESSA remains the law of the land.

ESSA’s passage was a historic victory for music education advocates, because it included for the first time a specific and separate mention of music as a part of a ‘well-rounded education.’

On this page you will find:

  • Toolkits and implementation guides on how to navigate and understand ESSA
  • Comprehensive legislative analysis of the bill by NAfME and partnering coalitions
  • U.S. Department of Education resources and other supporting articles

**For resources relating to the Rules and Regulations of ESSA, please visit our “Rules and Regs” page**

NAfME Toolkits & Resources

ESSA Resources & Analysis

ESSA Appropriations

Title IV, Part A (SSAE)

Other ESSA Resources:

Media Resources

For interviews, messages, videos, and other media resources regarding ESSA, please visit this page.