Statement from Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines and School Board President Steve Zimmer on Signing the Every Student Succeeds Act

Dec. 10, 2015
 
We applaud President Obama for signing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which offers new opportunities to serve schools and students. This is a historic day that returns control of public education to states and local districts, who best understand the needs of students.

With its overwhelming passage of ESSA, Congress set aside its differences to put children first. We aspire to do the same in L.A. Unified as we push ahead with our work to support underachieving schools.

We look forward to working with the California Department of Education in designing a new accountability system that will allow us to measure our progress in helping our students achieve.

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