The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. ESSA is meant to ensure all students have equitable access to high-quality educational resources and opportunities, and to close educational achievement gaps. To receive federal funding, each state must submit a state plan to the U.S. Department of Education every several years, and each district then must apply to the state.
The NJDOE has developed a proposed ESSA State Plan, which it aims to submit to the U.S. Department of Education by April 3, 2017. You can view the draft state plan and provide the NJDOE with feedback.