ESEA Reauthorization Comments Sent to Congress

Congress is the closest it has been in seven years to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind.

The House and Senate both passed legislation this summer to reauthorize ESEA, and a bipartisan group of representatives and senators has already begun negotiations to resolve the major differences between the two bills.

AFSA, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) wrote a letter to the Hill detailing priorities for principals in ESEA reauthorization.  Our priorities include better principal preparation and professional development programs, elimination of the one-size-fits-all accountability requirements in NCLB, comprehensive literacy programs for children birth through grade 12, digital learning initiatives, early childhood education alignment and professional development for preK-3 educators, and additional supports for students in middle level and high schools.

Read the full letter here