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SBE Approves Every Student Succeeds Act Plan

October 2, 2017

On September 13, the State Board of Education approved a plan for using federal assistance under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Every state that receives federal funding to support low-income students and English language learners is required to submit an Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan to the U.S. Department of Education. Several states submitted their plans earlier this year, while California and more than 30 other states will be submitting their plans on September 18.

The plan – essentially a grant application – allows each state to make a case for how it will utilize and manage federal dollars.

California receives $2.6 billion in ESSA funds annually – approximately 2.5 percent of California’s overall education budget and one-fourth of the money provided to improve services for low-income students, English language learners, and foster youth through the Local Control Funding Formula.

Source:  California Department of Education

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