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CLIP: Every Student Succeeds Act

AIR DATE: Sunday, December 20, 2015

Senator Lamar Alexander, Chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, talks about the Every Student Succeeds Act legislation signed by President Obama.




  • Newsmakers with Senator Lamar Alexander (Video - 30 min)
    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) talked about the Every Child Succeeds legislation signed by President Obama, bringing efficiency to the Senate, and the 2016 election.


  • Every Student Succeeds Act Bill Signing (Video - 18 min)
    President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act. The bipartisan bill replaced No Child Left Behind and allowed state and local officials greater flexibility in how to respond to underachieving schools. The president was joined by Secretary Arne Duncan and several members of Congress.
  • No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Legislation (Video Clip - 7 min)
    Alyson Klein talked about congressional efforts to rewrite the 2001 No Child Left Behind law. She discussed the history and intent of the original law, and changes included in the new version of the law, which is called Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • Maggie Severns on No Child Left Behind Rewrite (Video - 6 min)
    Maggie Severns reported frby video from Capitol Hill about the House debate on a bill to rewrite and reauthorize the 2001 No Child Left Behind law.


  • Lamar Alexander
    U.S. Senator
    [R] Tennessee
  • Alyson Klein
    Education Week Magazine
KEYWORDS: Education, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Race to the Top, Common Core, Teacher Evaluations, Standards, Federalism, Department of Education, Standardized Testing