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ESEA Resources

Congress is taking up reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act this year.  We have been down this road before and have successfully blocked troubling proposals.  It is time to mobilize again!  The House and Senate have completed hearings and have begun drafting reauthorization language.  The timing for congressional action is not clear, but a draft bill could be released this summer. 

Click on these links for information on NEA’s ESEA Priorities:

NEA’s Positive Agenda for ESEA Reauthorization

NEA’s 8 Principles for ESEA/NCLB Reauthorization

NEA’s Messages to Congress on ESEA Reauthorization

NEA’s Proposals for ESEA sent to Congress

NEA-Supported Bills on ESEA

NEA Policy Paper: Great Public Schools for Every Student by 2020

NEA Materials Submitted for Congressional Hearing:

School Turnaround
Teachers and Leaders
Innovation in Public Schools
Data and Assessments
Special Populations
Early Childhood Education
Graduating America

What We Want:

Fulfill the promise of public education, by:
• Allowing students multiple ways to show what they have learned
• Helping turn around struggling schools with proven solutions
• Promoting innovation and 21st century skills
• Attracting, supporting, respecting and retaining great educators and leaders
• Providing more time and individualized attention for students
• Ensuring our schools and students have funding and resources they can count on
• Supporting greater parental and community involvement

What You Can Do:
• Get the latest news, sign up to volunteer, share your story, and much more at
• Go to to become an NEA cyber-lobbyist — receive weekly e-mail legislative updates and send messages to Congress. E-mail Congress about ESEA at
• Text NEA4Kids to 77007 to receive action alerts via text.