5 things K-12 purchasers need to know now about ESSA

Passed last December, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a sweeping piece of legislation that aims to improve student outcomes with new programs, rules, and funding. Once finalized by Congress, it authorizes $24.9 billion annually in federal education spending for 2016-17, ESSA’s transition year. But a recent survey found that only 55% of superintendents and 41% of principals consider themselves familiar with the new laws. It is critical that K-12 purchasing professionals understand ESSA and its implications in time to react and implement effectively moving into the 2017-18 school year.

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