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Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act mandates that the people who know students best—their educators, families, communities—can shape their future. Now it’s time to make sure lawmakers and policy leaders hear us, and help us make our schools exceptional.

For 14 long years, students and educators lived under the deeply flawed No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) returns decision making for our nation’s education back where it belongs – in the hands of local educators, parents, and communities – while keeping the focus on students most in need. Learn more.

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Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.