Giving Compass’ Take:
• Ashley Inman Zanchelli at The 74 writes about a new provision of proposed guidelines for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and how states are taking a varied approach to measuring post-high school readiness.
• How can donors provide support and drive action to ensure our students are prepped for life after high school?
Education Week’s Andrew Ujifusa reports that federal education officials have “released proposed guidance to schools about a provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act that prohibits schools from cutting state and local money from education and simply filling the hole with federal funding.” This guidance “clearly states that districts do not need to ensure that there is equal per-pupil spending between Title I schools (those with relatively high shares of low-income students) and non-Title I schools.”
Additionally, the guidance says that districts don’t have to “make their method for ensuring federal dollars don’t replace state and local money easily accessible to the public — specifically, the district doesn’t have to post it on its website.” The guidance also notes that “districts can’t simply use per-pupil spending data to show compliance with ‘supplement-not-supplant.’”
Read the full article about measuring college readiness by Ashley Inman Zanchelli at The 74
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