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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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