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by Paul O'Neill

The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools was pleased this week that Congress finally put the worn-out and ultimately underachieving No Child Left Behind Act to bed.  NCLB was the iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that has been in place since 2002; it has been overdue for reauthorization since 2007 and has been replaced by the Every Student Succeeds Act.  We worked intently on the new law; may the ESSA be more successful in fostering high achievement and equity.