Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and then it was signed into law on December 10, 2015, amending the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. ESSA increases state authority on standards, assessments and interventions, and adds specific restrictions to the United States Secretary of Education involvement in state decisions. Over the next year, the United States Department of Education will provide guidance through a negotiated rulemaking process and other means. States will be making decisions and exercising flexibility accordingly. To ensure Florida’s education stakeholders have the latest information on implementation decisions, please sign up for updates using the link below.