Elementary and Secondary Education Act
What is the Elementary and Secondary Education Act?
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 was signed into law April 9, 1965, by President Lyndon Baines Johnson to improve education opportunities for children. The bill has been reauthorized many times over the 50-plus years.
Recent Reauthorization Timeline
- Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994, signed by President Bill Clinton
- No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, signed by President George W. Bush
- Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, signed by President Barack Obama
What does the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mean for Arkansas?
Arkansas submitted an Arkansas Accountability System which was approved by the U.S. Department of Education. To learn more about the work in Arkansas, visit the ESSA page.
For more information, please contact:
Deborah Coffman, Assistant Commissioner
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 19
Little Rock, AR 72201