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​Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Pending: Title IV Funding

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) plans to submit a waiver request to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to allow for additional funding flexibilities under Title IV Title IV, Part A of the ESEA. This submission continues many of the flexibilities secured under PDE's April 21, 2020 waiver.

Public comment deadline: December 18, 2020

Submit public comment to: RA-EDESEAWaiver@pa.gov

Pending: Accountability Determinations

PDE submitted a COVID-19 State Plan Addendum to USDE to shift forward timelines for designating schools for Comprehensive Support and Improvement and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The flexibility detailed in the State Plan Addendum at item d.1. provides PDE and its stakeholders important space to revise components of Pennsylvania's accountability system with attention to comparability, feasibility, and validity.

Approved: Funding

PDE submitted a letter to the USDE on April 11, 2020, requesting waivers, pursuant to section 3511 of Division A of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, P.L. 116-136 (H.R. 748), 34 Stat. 281 (Mar. 27, 2020), of the requirement(s) on behalf of the state educational agency and its subgrantees. Read the response PDE received from the USDE on April 21, 2020.