Funding Tag

NY State “Softens” ESSA-Driven Test Participation Regulations

Alex Zimmerman reports for Chalkbeat that New York’s school districts “where lots of students sit out annual state tests will not have to set aside federal funding under new rules” released by New York’s education department. The new rules “soften several aspects of the state’s...

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Educators to Congress—No Federal Cash to Arm Teachers

Alyson Klein reports for Education Week that more than a dozen educator groups have sent a letter to Congress to make it “crystal clear that states and districts can’t spend money from Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act on guns for school staff.”

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Boys & Girls Clubs Working With Schools Via ESSA Grants

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon’s Greater Santiam area, in partnership with schools in Lebanon and Sweet Home, will implement a new educational program called the 21st Century Community Learning Center this autumn through a federal student support grant authorized under ESSA.

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Democrats Try to Block Gun Funding Via Spending Bill

Andrew Ujifusa reports in Education Week that “Democrats on Capitol Hill are using just about every tool they can think of to try to stop Every Student Succeeds Act money from being used by schools to purchase firearms.” On September 7, “two top Democrats on...

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Taking the Right Approach to Funding Ed Innovation

In a new issue brief, iNACOL “highlights case studies and action steps for policymakers to deepen their understanding of state funding strategies to support innovation in K-12 education.” The brief notes that ESSA gives states the opportunity to use federal funding to build capacity for...

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ESSA’s Looming Financial Transparency Requirements…

Alison DeNisco writes in District Administration that “in light of a looming ESSA mandate to increase transparency around education spending,” district leaders across the nation “have been struggling to calculate per-pupil spending by school in accordance with state and federal requirements.”

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ESSA, Funding, and Transparency

Lauren Poteat reports for the Atlanta Voice that ESSA requires the nation’s public schools “to give fully-detailed reports on how and where they spend institutional funding.” This requirement begins in December 2019, and “supporters of the rule, including the NAACP, believe it will help to...

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Ed Tech Also “Fares Well” in Spending Bill

According to EdScoop’s Patience Wait, another financial winner in the recently passed budget bill is ESSA’s Education Innovation and Research grant program, which “will receive $120 million this year, up from $100 million last year, but lower than the $180 million it once received annually...

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NGSS Outlines Stem Funding in Budget

Next Generation Science Standards takes a deep dive into the federal budget to see how STEM programs make out in terms of funding for the next fiscal year. They report that “STEM advocates are celebrating increased funding for programs and initiatives in” ESSA, several of...

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