Public Funding Alignment
We believe in equitable learning for all students and work to ensure our product meets the requirements for many federal funding sources. Learn how Gladeo fits within allowable funding under Titles I, II, and IV of ESSA below.
The largest source of federal funding to schools is from Title I, providing over $16 billion dollars to schools that serve a high percentage of children from low-income families to ensure that these children are able to meet challenging state academic standards.
Title II is focused on preparing, training, and recruiting high quality teachers and principals. With a focus on increasing student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher quality, Title II funds professional development activities that are sustained, intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven, and classroom-focused.
Title IV is a block grant that provides over $1 billion in funding to school safety, well-rounded education, and educational technology initiatives. Under the CARES Act, these funds can now be used for well-rounded education, student health and safety, and education technology.
Another part of Title IV is Part B- 21st Century Community Learning Centers. It aims to (1) create academic enrichment opportunities, (2) offer various services and activities, and (3) engage families in their children's education.
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act provides funding to states for the improvement of vocational and technical education programs. Federal funds are provided to states which then each use their own system to allocate funds and/or competitive grants to schools and post-secondary institutions. Generally, funds are used to create and maintain CTE programs in middle schools, high schools and technical education programs.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law ensuring students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Second only in size to Title I funds, school districts receive IDEA funds to help pay for the cost of providing services and education to children with disabilities.
In response to COVID-19, the U.S. Congress passed the CARES Act, CRRSA Act, and ARP Act - relief packages aimed at providing states with funding and waivers to help state educational agencies (SEAs) respond to the pandemic. These packages allocated nearly $200 billion in emergency education funds, primarily through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund). State ESSER Fund awards for rounds I, II, and III are proportional to each state's 2019-20 fiscal year funding under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Each state must allocate at least 90 percent of its funding to local education agencies (LEAs) based on their 2019-20 Title I, Part A funding.
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