Federal & State Programs Information
The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) emphasizes equal access to education, sets high standards for academic performance, and demands a rigorous level of accountability from schools and districts. ESEA authorizes an important group of education programs administered by the states. These programs support eligible schools and districts eager to raise the academic achievement of struggling learners, and address the complex challenges that arise among students who live with disability, mobility problems, learning difficulties, poverty, transience and the need to learn a second language. (From OSPI website)Washington State Special Programs' dollars provide supplemental educational services to students. These programs assist school districts in raising the academic achievement of students who face the challenges of disability, poverty, second language acquisition, learning difficulty, and mobility. Links to both federal and state programs are listed below.