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.
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.
Overview of the Department of Education Non-Regulatory Guidance
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Role of State Educational Agencies; Local Application Requirements; and Implementing Effective SSAE Program Activities
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Allowable Activities to Support Well-Rounded Educational Opportunities, Safe and Healthy Students, and Effective Use of Technology
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Changes to the SSAE Grants Resulting from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Consolidated State Plans: Lessons Learned
Thursday, August 10, 2017