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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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Debate Over School-by-School Spending Data in Empire State

Newsday’s John Hildebrand reports that ESSA’s requirement that districts “disclose per-pupil spending for each school worries many Long Island educational leaders, who said the data could well convince the public that some students are being shortchanged, even when this is not the case.” However, supporters...

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Districts “Raise Their Hands” for ESSA Funding Pilot

“Indianapolis, Puerto Rico, and three other school districts have applied to join the Every Student Succeeds Act’s weighted student-funding pilot during the 2018-19 school year,” writes Education Week’s Alyson Klein. “Participating districts can combine federal, state, and local dollars into a single funding stream tied...

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Spending Study “Raises Red Flag” On ESSA School Comparisons

According to EdWeek Market Brief’s Michele Molnar, a new report from Allovue takes a look at school district spending patterns in the 2016 to 2017 school year, and highlights the challenges of tracking the “equitable use of resources across schools because of the way budgeting...

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IL Passes New School Funding Formula

Northern Public Radio reports that the “Illinois legislature passed a new school funding formula this summer,” in addition to the state’s plan to conform to ESSA, which they “must bring on line as well.” State Superintendent Tony Smith says, “So we’ve got two events. The...

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CA Adopts State’s ESSA Plan

The California State Board of Education adopted the state’s ESSA compliance plan “with, as expected, few changes to the draft published last month.” After a year-and-a-half of work, “most board members said they were satisfied that the document meshes with and advances the state’s larger...

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District Leaders Call for More Input on Federal Money

“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...

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Ed Week Takes a Look at State’s ESSA Plans

Two unique opportunities exist within ESSA for states to utilize funding that would have gone to districts under past federal formulas, but can now be used for specific programs or purposes like personalized learning, credit recovery, or programs that support school leaders or principals. Interestingly,...

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