What EdTech Companies Need to Know About ESSA- SXSWedu 2016 by SXSWedu published on 2016-03-15T23:21:21Z The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), recently signed into law by President Obama, carries major implications for schools—and for ed-tech companies. The law has the potential to bring new funding sources and flexibility for districts to pay for digital programs. The sweeping measure also is likely to affect vendors working in school tutoring, school turnarounds and assessment. At the same time, it will pose big challenges for companies, by setting new research standards for vendors. In this session, Education Week Associate Editor Sean Cavanagh and Whiteboard Advisors Co-director David DeSchryver break down what ESSA means for ed-tech providers.