May 26, 2022

Roundup: School Libraries U.S. Senate Passes Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Next to President For Signing

UPDATE December 10, 2015 President Obama Signs Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Into Law (Transcript of Remarks)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)(S.1177) was passed the U.S. Senate today. The vote was 85-12.

MORE TO COME. We will update this post with additional info and reaction.


Read the Full Text of the Bill (752 pages; PDF)


How the Senators Voted: Roll-Call Vote Report


ESSA—and Federal Support of School Libraries—Passes Senate
by Christina Vercelletto, School Library Journal

Senate sends No Child Left Behind Rewrite to Obama (via The Hill)



From the American Library Association


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