ESSA’s “Big Flexible-Spending Pot”

ESSA’s “Big Flexible-Spending Pot”

June 5, 2018

Alyson Klein reports for Education Week that ESSA’s Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (a.k.a., Title IV) is “one of the most flexible federal programs around.” It also “just got a huge increase, from $400 million in the 2017-18 school year to $1.1 billion for the 2018-19 school year.” In this piece, Klein examines “how the program works and how districts might spend that considerable increase.”