Get ESSA Right- From the NEA

Last year, you fought hard to ensure that No Child Left Behind’s replacement would guarantee every student access to a quality education regardless of their zip code. By rallying together, educators, parents, students, and community members were instrumental in passing the Every Student Succeeds Act and ending the era of test and punish.

ESSA represents an opportunity for students and educators, and some big changes. The new school year is just around the corner, and we know you’re wondering what ESSA means for you, and how to implement ESSA where you live.

That’s why we’ve launched, a new hub for all the information you need about this new law and how you can help make sure the law is implemented successfully – check it out today!

At, you’ll find:

  • an overview of what’s in the law

  • professional practice guides for educators

  • information for parents

  • resources on testing

  • help with how to implement the law well in your community

  • opportunities to take action.

You can also get connected to other educators, parents, and state and local association staff who are working tirelessly to get ESSA right in every zip code.

2016 Election

The 2016 Election is an important one for Ohio Educators. With pivotal ESSA changes in the works, we need legislators who listen to educators and support the public schools. Visit before you vote in November to find out which candidates in your district support children and public education. Please note- will be updated in August to reflect candidate screening results.