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Take a deep dive into equitable services with Michelle’s blog series. From examining what the expansion of Title I service could mean for your school to how to make the most of your Title IIA funding, each blog offers expert analysis and insights into ESSA and equitable services.

Understanding the New ESSA Guidance

March 15th, 2019|

Those of you that tuned into the March 12 webinar were among the first to experience a basic explanation of the new Title I guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education on March 11. We switched gears slightly to [...]

Consultation: Getting a Handle on Funding

December 21st, 2018|

Thank you to those who joined my December 19th webinar, The Consultation Process: Getting a Handle on Funding, on the topic of funding for equitable services. The goal—and I hope it was accomplished—was to focus just on the funding aspects [...]

The Consultation Process

November 30th, 2018|

In the webinar, The Consultation Process: A Review, I review the consultation process as it pertains to the equitable participation of private school students, teachers, and parents in programs authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Many of you [...]

ESSA & Title II Funding and Fiscal Data

June 18th, 2018|

The next webinar focuses on Title II, III, and IV, so I want to highlight funding and fiscal data to help you to obtain this information from your district. This will directly apply to the content we will cover in our final [...]

ESSA & the Expansion of Title I Services

May 22nd, 2018|

This is the second blog in my Spring 2018 Blog & Webinar Series on ESSA implementation. Today’s topic is the Title I program and its expansion of services under ESSA.   Title I is the largest federal elementary and secondary education [...]

The ESSA Consultation Goal: Reaching Agreement

May 7th, 2018|

This time last year, I wrote a series of blogs about the ESSA consultation process. I hope that the information and consultation tips I provided were helpful and made your experience consulting with the public school district productive for you [...]

Exploring what Title IVA Mean for You!

April 13th, 2017|

Today is the final in this series of emails on the consultation process. I hope you have found them useful and can refer to them in preparation for your consultation meetings with public school officials. As I mentioned in my [...]

Getting the Most Out of Title III Opportunities

April 11th, 2017|

Today I am continuing this series of consultation tips by focusing on the Title III program for English Learners and Immigrant Children and Youth. This is a program that does not see a great deal of participation by private school [...]

Getting the Most Out of Title IIA Opportunities

April 6th, 2017|

The last few emails have focused on the Title I program. Today I'm switching gears just a bit and moving into the Title IIA program. Title IIA for professional development has many additional uses under ESSA, and perhaps significantly more [...]

Exploring Additional Services Under Title I

April 4th, 2017|

Today's email topic for consultation is services under Title I. ESSA provides a great deal more flexibility in the use of Title I funds than was previously allowed under No Child Left Behind. As you enter into consultation with your [...]

Ensuring Accurate Counts of Low-Income Students

March 30th, 2017|

This email continues the tips for making consultation the best it can be for your students. One of the most important issues regarding Title I that you can initially concentrate on is the count of low-income students. As you're aware, [...]

Determining your Title IIA Funding

March 28th, 2017|

Today I am continuing a series of "consultation tips" emails on the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In the last email for consultation tips, I explained the new funding method for determining the amount of funds available for equitable [...]

Determining Your Title I Funding

March 23rd, 2017|

This email continues a series of consultation tips and techniques designed to help you make the most of your opportunity for timely and meaningful consultation with your public school counterparts. Today's consultation focus is on the determination of funds under [...]

What Does the New Administration Mean for ESSA?

March 16th, 2017|

Questions about ESSA implementation as it applies to equitable services began surfacing when the U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, issued a letter in early March indicating that the U.S. Department of Education would rescind regulations promulgated during the previous [...]

It’s Consultation Season!

March 14th, 2017|

It's that time of year when we are coming into a new season. Spring? Well, yes and very welcome, but not what I had in mind. Baseball? Spring training is in full swing, but as much as I enjoy baseball, [...]