With the passage of ESSA, state education agencies have been examining the new requirements and developing plans to implement the national education law within each state’s unique context. As part of this effort, the Region 17 Comprehensive Center provides on-the-ground technical assistance to the SEAs we serve and maintains a list of references to authoritative resources.
Congress set aside approximately $13.2 billion of the $30.75 billion allotted to the Education Stabilization Fund through the CARES Act for the ESSER Fund. The Department will award these grants to state education agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing local education agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are LEAs, with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation.
Abstract from CC Network: “The U.S. Department of Education announced a new streamlined process for providing states funding flexibilities to best meet the needs of students and educators during the COVID-19 national emergency. The new flexibilities, authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, allow schools to repurpose existing K-12 education funds for technology infrastructure and teacher training on distance learning, among other flexibilities to move resources to areas of highest need during the national emergency.
To maximize the impact on practice, educational leaders must have a simple, straightforward way to identify programs and practices that meet the ESSA evidence standards. This website was created to help identify these programs. It provides a free, authoritative, user-centered database to help anyone–school, district, or state leaders, teachers, parents, or concerned citizens–easily find programs and practices that align to the ESSA evidence standards and meet their local needs.
The Best Evidence Encyclopedia is a free web site created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) under funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. It is intended to give educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K–12.