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The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law December 10, 2015, reauthorizing the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act and revising many provisions of what was known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The Elementary and Secondary Education Act is the United States’ national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.

Please send all questions or comments specific to Louisiana’s ESSA plan to

Draft ESSA State Plan

View the ESSA Listening Tour Presentation


Draft ESSA Framework 2.0

ESSA Calendar

ESSA Spring Calendar

ESSA Meeting Participants

View the ESSA Stakeholder MeetingView the full list of ESSA meeting participants.

Stakeholder Engagement Meetings

ESSA Superintendent Collaboration Presentation Download
Fall ESSA Listening Tour Presentation Download
ESSA Fall Meeting Bossier Attendees 11.1.16 Download
ESSA Fall Meeting Opelousas Attendees 11.7.16 Download
ESSA Fall Meeting New Orleans Attendees 11.4.16 Download
Principal Town Hall Meeting 10-10-16 Presentation Download
ESSA Civil Rights Meeting Attendees Download
ESSA Tribal Organization Meeting Attendees Download
ESSA School Support Personnel Meeting Attendees Download
Summer ESSA Listening Tour Presentation Download
ESSA Meeting Alexandria Attendees Download
ESSA Meeting Baton Rouge Attendees Download
ESSA Meeting Houma Attendees Download
ESSA Meeting Mandeville Attendees Download
ESSA Meeting Monroe Attendees Download
ESSA Meeting New Orleans Attendees Download
ESSA Meeting Shreveport Attendees Download
ESSA Engagement Meeting 6-14-16 Download


Advisory Councils

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Advisory Council Overview Download
Accountability Commission Overview Download
Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) Overview Download


General Materials

ESSA Draft Framework 2.0 Download
ESSA Listening Tour Report Download
ESSA Overview Download
ESSA Timeline Download
ESSA Draft Framework 1.0 Download