AUBURN, Ala.- As part of an eight city tour across the state to explain the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Alabama State Department of Education paid a visit to Auburn.
The ESSA was signed into law back in December of 2015. Auburn City Schools says it builds upon some of the principles of No Child Left Behind such as high standards, high graduation rates and low dropout rates. They add that it puts more power into the school system’s hands in terms of tailoring education to the community.
“Hopefully it gets them excited about education,” Daniel Chesser of Auburn City Schools said. “No child left behind set a standard that every child had to be held to. This allows us to do it on a case by case basis. Hopefully it will excite some folks about public education that previously weren’t because they will know their needs are catered to.”
The program focused on ensuring that students graduate high school ready for college, supporting and improving struggling schools, expanding access to high quality learning to young learners and more.
The presentation is slated to be filmed and placed on Auburn City School’ website