Issue Brief 15-27
August 27, 2015

In July, both the House and Senate passed their respective Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization proposals: the Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (S. 1177). The federal programs that comprise ESEA have been expired since authorization of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB; P.L. 107-110) ended after fiscal year (FY) 2007.

This Issue Brief compares the two bills, focusing on changes to federal grant programs and the issues to be resolved during conference.