ESSA Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Non-Regulatory Guidance Webinar Series

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), in collaboration with the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, hosted the ESSA, Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Non-Regulatory Guidance Webinar Series. The Webinar series included four Webinars on the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program.

Background

In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Newly authorized under subpart 1 of Title IV, Part A of ESSA is the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program. The SSAE program aims to increase the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to: 1) provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; 2) improve school conditions for student learning, and 3) improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.  In October 2016, Non-Regulatory Guidance for SSAE was released, providing key information on the provisions of the new SSAE program, including a discussion on the allowable use of funds, role of the SEA, fiscal responsibilities, and the local application requirements.  This Webinar series shared information from the Non-Regulatory Guidance.

Webinar Series