Elementary and Secondary Education Act


The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) emphasizes equal access to education, establishes high standards and accountability, and requires the inclusion of all students with disabilities in the student achievement system. The law authorizes federally funded education programs that are administered by the states.  In 2002, Congress amended ESEA and reauthorized it as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).





AUCD Joins Amicus Brief on FAPE Supreme Court Case

AUCD joined the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) on an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Endrew F v. Douglas County School District.



ESSA Final Regulations Fact Sheet

The Department of Education has issued final regulations to implement provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that concern school accountability, data reporting and state plans. This fact sheet provides information about the regulations and new requirements that states must fulfill.



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Compilation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Student Success Act (P.L. 114-95)

pdf File Compilation of ESEA amended by Student Success Act (P.L. 114-95).pdf [download]


Every Child Achieves Act of 2015



Re authorization of ESEA

Bipartisan Bill from Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray


Democratic Substitute to the Amendment to HR 5



Democratic Substitute to the Amendment to HR 5



Democratic Substitute to H.R. 5



Empowering Parents & Students Through Information Act

pdf File Empowering Parents Students Through Information Act of 2015 - Final Draft (2).pdf [download]


Every Child Counts ACt

pdf File Every Child Counts Act.pdf [download]


Every Child Ready for College or Career Act of 2015



Student Success Act (H.R. 5)



Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001




Advances in Accessibility through PARCC and Smarter Balanced

This document, produced by the Center for American Progress (CAP) reviews progress in promoting accessible education that has been achieved through the work of PARCC and Smarter Balanced.



Guidance on Section 504 and Restraint and Seclusion

The U.S. Department of Education released a set of guidance documents that provide information about the legal limitations on the use of restraint and seclusion with regard to students with disabilities. These include a new Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504, a Q & A sheet, and a Dear Colleague Letter issued by the Office for Civil Rights.



New Guidance on Rights of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education released a fact sheet on the rights of students with disabilities in charter schools. The document is intended to inform parents, students and the charter school community as to students' rights under Section 504 and IDEA.


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Disability Policy News

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