• The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a law passed in December 2015 that governs the United States K–12 public education policy. The law replaced the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Like NCLB, ESSA is a re-authorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which established the federal government’s expanded role in public education.

    • A section of the re-authorization included adding a military identifier number to students with parents on active duty status in the armed forces.

    A military-connection data element for students will allow educational institutions and policy makers at all levels of government to monitor critical elements of education success.

    • academic progress and proficiency
    • mobility and dropout rates
    • patterns overtime across state and district lines
    • special and advanced program participation

    We can identify students with active duty military parents/guardians. Active duty includes but is not limited to fulltime training duty, annual training duty, and attendance, while in the active military service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the secretary of the military department in which the member serves.

    Beyond supporting the district on the ESSA components of the re-authorization, our team has developed a resource program. We can provide supplemental school readiness items as well as emergency basic needs. We can also serve as a resource navigator and liaison between school and home.

    School staff mini training

    ESSA overview on Military-Connected Identification

    ESSA Program Introduction for Schools

    ESSA Handout for Schools

    Home Visit Program for Guardians

    High School Resources