The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) seeks to ensure that all youth receive an equitable education and creates new opportunities for states to develop policies supporting educational attainment of specific youth populations that face educational disparities.

To assist state education leaders in the policymaking process, Education Commission of the States is releasing five reports focused on a few of these student populations:

The reports provide descriptive information about these student populations, explore their educational challenges, review currently enacted state and federal policies designed to address their needs, and provide policy considerations for schools, districts and/or state governments.

“As part of a comprehensive approach to ensuring equity and addressing the pervasive achievement gap, it is important that state policymakers address all student groups,” said Jeremy Anderson, president of Education Commission of the States. “These five reports provide insight into very important, yet often overlooked, student populations.”

For questions, contact Education Commission of the States Communications Director Amy Skinner at askinner@ecs.org or (303) 299.3609.

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