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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on S. 1177

On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the President signed into law:

S. 1177, the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” which amends and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 by, among other provisions:  (1) requiring States to submit accountability plans identifying achievement goals and school evaluation methods; (2) requiring States to intervene in under-performing schools; (3) creating pilot and demonstration programs for new assessment methods and funding allocations; (4) establishing grant programs that support education innovation, comprehensive services in low-income neighborhoods, and preschool quality and access; and (5) reauthorizing and amending programs for teacher training, Native American education, homeless student assistance, and Federally-connected students.