Publications

Browse our publications, resources and more below.

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Services Across Federal Education Programs

Similar to materials prepared specific to ESSA programs that require equitable participation the following information looks across the programs of ESSA, IDEA, and the CARES Act in the areas of Academic Intervention, Student Services, Professional Development, and Special Needs to assist private school officials in planning coordinated services to best meet the needs of their students.
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Consultation Across Programs

Consultation is required whenever equitable services are required. There are a great many similarities between the topics required for consultation among all the federal education programs requiring equitable participation, although there are a few differences, also. These worksheets help private school officials navigate consultation among ESSA programs, IDEA, and the CARES Act.
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Funding Worksheet

The following worksheets can be used during timely and meaningful consultation with public school officials to help understand the proportional share of funds allocated for equitable services and how those funds were determined.
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CARES Overview and Funding Worksheet

CARES Act calls for the provision of equitable services to private school students and teachers. This document summarizes those provisions and provides a worksheet for determining equitable funding.
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IDEA: Failure of Child Find

This white paper is provided as a starting point for discussion of special education and related services under IDEA for parentally placed students attending private schools. This white paper focuses on public data from Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and State Education Agencies (SEAs) concerning the number of children attending private schools who have been found through IDEA to have disabilities and the funds generated by these students.
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ESSA Toolkit: A guide for Equitable Services for Private School Students

This toolkit is designed to provide a comprehensive guide for equitable services under programs authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The toolkit contains chapters on the consultation process, Title I, Title IIA Teacher Quality, Title III English Learns, and Title IV 21st Century Schools. There are 37 tools that can be re-produced and customized.
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ESSA Consultation Guidebook

Produced in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Newark, this guidebook is meant to be a tool that can be used during the consultation process—a quick reference on the consultation process topics and the frequently discussed topics on each ESSA program requiring equitable participation.
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Maximizing ESSA Implementation

Maximizing ESSA Implementation are a resource collection of explanations and charts put together by MDEC under contract with Catapult Learning, a company that provides (among other services) federal education program services, under contract with public school districts, to private and religious school students nationwide. Maximizing ESSA Implementation are free resources that identify services to students through federal education program funds and then outline the various ESSA programs that can provide those services, cutting across programs to provide a comprehensive look at serving eligible students to best meet their needs. Click on the titles below to download the Implementation resources.
Academic Intervention
English Learners
Professional Development
STEM
Student Support Services