Comparing the Three Iterations of the Nation’s Biggest Education Law – ESSA

These tables map the major early learning provisions included in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, S.1177, P.L. 114-95) and compares them to the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Every Child Achieves Act – Engrossed in Senate 7/16/15. The document includes the entire text of the newly authorized Preschool Development Grants Program (see Addendum A), but other early learning provisions are illustrated with limited relevant passages. Readers should consult the ESSA to access the full text of these and other provisions.

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