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Funding Community Schools Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

Opportunities to Fund Community School Work Using Flexibility Offered by the Every Student Succeeds Act Plan: Strategies for Braiding Funds Together to Support Your Work

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces No Child Left Behind as the "education law of the land." ESSA offers opportunities to use the community school strategy to improve outcomes, and new ways to braid funds to support community school work.
                     



 


 
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Changes at the Federation for Community Schools

As part of an ongoing process to expand and sustain our work, the Federation for Community Schools has joined Children’s Home + Aid, effective June 9th. This transition comes after more than a year of work on the part of the Federation’s board and Children’s Home + Aid’s leadership, and brings together two organizations that are passionate about promoting and sustaining community schools.

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ESSA Update

In December 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind, and provides states, districts and schools with increased flexibility over how to use funding, how to demonstrate student progress and achievement and how to improve school performance and narrow the opportunity gap, among other changes. ESSA also offers several opportunities for increased support for community school work. To see a summary and analysis of ESSA from the Illinois State Board of Education, click here.

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