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New guidance focusing on Title IV, Part A of the ESEA
U.S. Department of Education

New guidance focusing on Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program was released by the U.S. Department of Education.  Through this guidance, the Department provides resources, tools and examples of innovative strategies to support the effective implementation of the SSAE grant program.  Areas of focus include:


  • Strategies to leverage federal, state, and local funds as well as develop partnerships to maximize the impact of the programs and services;

  • Steps to guide districts in examining their needs and investing in areas that will have the greatest impact on their communities;

  • Tactics to improve school conditions for student learning so students are healthy and feel safe and supported;

  • Effective practices to carefully design and thoughtfully apply technology to accelerate, amplify, and support student learning;

  • Approaches to engage students in educational opportunities across multiple subjects and domains.


Importantly, the guidance highlights that SSAE funds may not be sufficient to independently fund many of these innovative activities. This guidance discusses leveraging other state and local resources in combination with the SSAE grant funds to achieve the goals of SSAE programs and activities. For the full guidance please click here.

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