Every Student Succeeds Act: Improving the Effective Use of Technology
Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collab- oration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners. To realize fully the benefits of technology in our education system and provide authentic learning experiences, educators need to use technology effectively in their practice.
In this guidance document, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) provides key information on the provisions of the new SSAE program including a discussion of the allowable uses of funds, role of the SEA, fiscal responsibilities, and the local application requirements. In addition, the guidance provides examples of several innovative activities that demonstrate some of the SSAE program allowable uses of funds.
This non-regulatory guidance is intended to help stakeholders make more effective education investments by leveraging rigorous, relevant evidence to improve outcomes for kids under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
This letter provides some examples of how funds under Titles I through IV of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), may support the use of technology to improve instruction and student outcomes.