Pilots for Puerto Rico

Pilots for Puerto Rico

July 5, 2018

The US Department of Education announced “Puerto Rico as the first state to pilot a new student-centered funding system under ESSA.” Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stated, “Puerto Rico’s use of a student-centered funding system will help to ensure those with the greatest need receive the most support.” According to the department, “Puerto Rico has designed a funding system where it will use extra funds to support students from low-income families, language learners and students in rural schools,”