The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), originally passed in 1965, was reauthorized by Congress in December 2015, and renamed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA funds K-12 education throughout the nation and emphasizes equal access to education, high standards, and accountability. Read NASDCTEc's joint press release with ACTE on the passage of ESSA here

NASDCTEc is currently working with the U.S. Department of Education and other K-12 education stakeholders to ensure that Career Technical Education (CTE) is an important component of ESSA's implementation.