The new ESSA law: Explained

The new ESSA law explained in under 5 minutes

We’ve been exploring the new ESSA law for the past few days and have given some fairly broad, and brief overviews of the major takeaways from this landmark piece of legislation.

There is more (obviously) to ESSA than state control over curriculum standards and reduced emphasis on standardized testing.

We found this great explainer video over at Education Week which goes a bit deeper into other main points of ESSA and what it means for you.


It’s worth taking three or four minutes of your day to get up to speed.

Highlights include:

  • How schools get rated under ESSA
  • Requirements for teachers (teacher evaluation)
  • When ESSA is expected to be implemented

Learn more about ESSA below

Download the ESSA guide