Nebraska School Looking to Leverage ESSA Funds

Nebraska School Looking to Leverage ESSA Funds

March 27, 2019

Clinton Elementary in Lincoln, Nebraska, which is “eligible for a federal grant to help improve academic performance of some of the state’s lowest-performing schools,” plans to apply for up to $800,000 in ESSA funds over a three-year period, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. “Clinton was one of 27 schools identified through the state’s accountability system as among the lowest-performing 5 percent of Title I schools.” Nebraska’s ESSA plan “sets aside 7 percent, or about $5 million, of its Title I money to help the schools identified based on test scores, progress toward academic proficiency both schoolwide and of English language learners, chronic absenteeism, evidence-based practices and—for high schools—graduation rates.”