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ESSA in Kentucky 

In December of 2015 the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Obama.  This was a replacement for No Child Left Behind (NCLB).  With this new law comes new opportunities for states and districts to have a voice in the opportunities our students have. 

Three-minute video overview of ESSA please click here

To request a one-hour overview of ESSA training that helps educators understand the opportunities for changes in ESSA please contact Michelle Jones, the KEA Director of Professional Excellence at

For a simple 1 page document to share with colleagues about ESSA click here.

Frequently Asked Questions about ESSA are located here

If you want to stay informed about ESSA in Kentucky join our Education Community Page on NEA 360. Follow these three steps to join!

  1. Go to
  2. Fill out the form with the required info. Your password can be whatever you want as long as it meets the password requirements (at least one number/special character and a capital letter.)
  3. Click on the Groups Tab, search for and click on Kentucky ESSA Implementation Group +Ask to Join. You’re in!

Send questions or suggestions regarding ESSA to

With Every Student Succeeds Act educator voice is encouraged and now is a perfect time to let your voice be heard.  

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