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Putting Montana Students First
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first passed in 1965, becoming the U.S. Department of Education’s primary funding vehicle for providing resources to the nation’s schools. Every few years since 1965, the “Act” has been modified and reauthorized. Consequently, since it has been a reauthorization of the same Act, the general name, ESEA, has remained the same. The most recent act, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 10, 2015.
In general, the ESEA/ESSA Act of 2015 includes provisions that will help ensure success for students and schools. Listed below are a few highlights of the law:
The major federal educational programs authorized under the ESEA/ESSA are Title I, Part A; Title I, Part C; Title I, Part D; Title II, Part A; Title III, Title IV Subpart 1 & 2; Title V, Subpart 1 & 2; and Title IX, McKinney-Vento Homeless Education.