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Expanding Equity: Leveraging ESSA to provide Direct Student Services

Chiefs for Change championed a provision in ESSA that will provide SEAs and LEAs with resources to support Direct Student Services (DSS). This is possible through a 3% discretionary state reservation of Title I funding. This will allow states to work with districts to re-think the use of a portion of Title I funds to provide innovative approaches to bringing value and service to educators, families, students, and taxpayers.

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Building a Partnership with Local Community College To Increase Access to Learning Opportunities

Meriden Public Schools partnered with its local community college to exchange high school classroom space for free college courses for...

Financial Planning in the Time of COVID-19

Three concrete tools, contextualized in case studies that leaders can use as they finish the 2020-21 school year and begin financial...

Using OER in a District Context

Learn about different ways various districts have utilized OER to support and enhance their educational approach.