Research Behind the Obama Administration’s Proposal for Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

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Today the Obama administration released a series of documents outlining the research that supports the proposals in its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

These research summaries will serve to inform conversations around ESEA reauthorization and the reforms that research shows are necessary.

These documents outline the research base around each section of the blueprint, including:

  • College- and Career-Ready Students PDF (749K)
    College- and Career-Ready Students, School Turnaround Grants

  • Great Teachers and Great Leaders PDF (920K)
    Effective Teachers and Leaders, Teacher and Leader Innovation Fund, Teacher and Leader Pathways

  • Meeting the Needs of English Learners and Other Diverse Learners PDF (662K)
    English Learners, Diverse Learners

  • A Complete Education PDF (1.17M)
    Literacy, STEM, A Well-Rounded Education, College Pathways and Accelerated Learning

  • Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students PDF (891K)
    Promise Neighborhoods, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students

  • Fostering Innovation and Excellence PDF (840K)
    Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, Supporting Effective Charter Schools, Promoting Public School Choice

The blueprint itself is available at