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ESSA authorizes $1.65 billion for education funding, including world language programs. Let's makes sure it's fully funded.
Last year, Congress passed a bipartisan education bill that replaced the failed policies of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The new law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), returns a great deal of control to states and school districts, and it eliminates federally-mandated one-size-fits-all interventions for struggling schools. Unlike NCLB, the ESSA empowers school districts to identify and respond to the unique needs of their students and communities.
Title IV, Part A, of ESSA authorizes flexible funding through the new Student Support and Academic Enrichment formula grant program. The grant will support well-rounded learning opportunities, including expanded access to foreign language courses.
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