District Leaders Call for More Input on Federal Money

District Leaders Call for More Input on Federal Money

August 24, 2017

For decades, district leaders have been clamoring for more say over how they spend their federal money,” reports Alyson Klein of Education Week. “And when ESSA passed back in 2015, it looked like they had finally gotten their wish: a brand-new $1.6 billion block grant that could be used for computer science initiatives, suicide prevention, new band instruments, and almost anything else that could improve students’ well-being or provide them with a well-rounded education.” But, at least for the time being, “it looks like most district officials will only get a small sliver of the funding they had hoped for, putting the block grants’ effectiveness and future in doubt.”

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