U.S. House and Senate voted to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act!

The U.S. House voted 359-64 in favor of the ESEA reauthorization.   All but three members of the Ohio delegation voted in favor of the legislation.   OEA members are being asked if they are a resident in a district where the member voted YES to call their office to thank the representative for their support of educators and students with their YES vote on ESEA reauthorization. Below are the DC office numbers for the YES voting members of the Ohio delegation:

District

Representative

DC Office #

3

Joyce Beatty (D)

202-225-4324

5

Bob Latta (R)

202-225-6405

6

Bill Johnson (R)

202-225-5705

7

Bob Gibbs (R)

202-225-6265

9

Marcy Kaptur (D)

202-225-4146

10

Mike Turner (R)

202-225-6465

11

Marcia Fudge (D)

202-225-7032

12

Pat Tiberi (R)

202-225-5355

13

Tim Ryan (D)

202-225-5261

14

David Joyce (R)

202-225-5731

15

Steve Stivers (R)

202-225-2015

16

Jim Renacci (R)

202-225-3876

On December 9th, 2015, the Senate voted to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act.
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This effectively ends the failed era of No Child Left Behind and will bring the focus back to what really matters—ensuring all students have access to what they need to learn, regardless of their zip code.  These sweeping changes will begin a real change in learning  opportunities for all students.

Although federally mandated reading and math tests will continue, the new law will give states , not the US government,  authority to decide how to use the results in evaluating teachers and schools.  The law encourages states to limit the  time students spend on testing and it will diminish the high stakes for underperforming schools.  This law will allow struggling schools the flexibility to find local solutions while also  ensuring students are making progress.

President Obama is expected to sign this into law Thursday.