School Library Legislation

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

On December 9, 2015, the American Library Association (ALA) applauded the passage of S.1177 (P.L.114-95), the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) . The bill opens up the use of federal funding to effective school library programs.

  • ALA Press Release: Senate passage of Every Student Succeeds Act Boosts U.S. School Children’s Chances of 21st Century Success (December 9 2015)