ESEA Insider News - Page 2

  • School leaders must start taking steps to personalize instruction under ESSA

    In the rush and bustle of the new school year, which for most of the country means a wide array of new instructional goals and strategies, it is important not to lose sight of perhaps the greatest promise offered by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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  • ESEA-IDEA Insider

    The ESEA-IDEA Insider is taking a break and will return the week of October the 16th. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite readers to utilize guidance currently available.

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  • Allowable costs for retirees, leases, and rents

    Particular care must be exercised when using federal program grants to cover retirement benefits, leases, and rents. Such expenses are allowable but there are well defined parameters.

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  • Why present achievement levels matter

    One of the overlooked lessons from the Endrew ruling of last spring is that a notation of present levels of performance is a corollary to constructing an individualized education plan that ensures a free appropriate public education. Though identifying functional capacity in all domains–academic, social, vocational, and behavioral–is a routine matter for IEP teams, that identification should be thorough and explicit.

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  • Use caution with allowable costs

    “Slippery when wet” is a common road sign on rural roads–the phrase comes to mind when considering certain expenses that must be scrutinized critically when allocating federal funds. As we have previously stated in this column, caution with regard to compliance is highly advised to avoid audit findings that can be embarrassing and, in some cases, expensive.

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