ESSA Updates: Policy Shifts and New Details
The session will cover a series of new guidance documents released by the U.S. Department of Education on its implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Those informal guidance documents cover such topics as equitable services for private school students, transferability, and the publication of new report cards, and have been updated to reflect new administration policy as well as Supreme Court decisions.
Attendees will hear how these new documents may change their current policies and procedures, the importance of how these shifts are framed and the significance of the information that is being deleted as well as added. Finally, the webinar will cover some ongoing conflicts and unanswered questions surrounding the use of Title IV, Part A funds under ESSA – including what funds can be used to purchase devices and whether funds may be used for weapons purchases and training.
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, federal grant recipients, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:
- Grant and program administrators
- Grant program staff
- State, district and school personnel
- Program monitors
What Will You Learn?
By the end of the webinar, attendees will:
- Understand the difference between guidance documents and regulations and how the two are enforced, drafted, and amended.
- Be able to differentiate between statutory requirements and explanations in guidance
- Know the major changes to policy surrounding equitable services to private school students.
- Know the major changes in policy surround State and local report cards.
- Be aware of the ongoing questions and conflict over the use of funds under Title IV, Part A.
- Anticipate areas of potential change in policy where States, districts, and other stakeholders should watch for more information.
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