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Self-Onboarding Feature for ParentNotices Launched

By Dr. David Holbrook | August 3, 2022

In response to overwhelming customer requests, TransACTParentNotices has launched a new feature that allows staff in education agencies to self-onboard. 

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Big Changes to Charter School Grant Fund Eligibility in New Regulations

By Dr. David Holbrook | August 1, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) recently issued new regulations for the federal grant program,Charter School Grant Program (CSGP), that include significant changes to what was originally proposed by the USED.

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Tribal Consultation Notifications Added to ESSA ParentNotices Collection

By Dr. David Holbrook | May 26, 2022

TransACT is adding three notifications to the ESSA ParentNotices Collection to help districts document the requirements found in ESSA, Section 8538, “Consultation with Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations.”

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ParentNotices Users Can Resend a Notice and Hide a RoadMap

By Alyssa Thornley | May 12, 2022

TransACT ParentNotices staff users can now better serve parents and families who haven’t responded to a notice sent to them.  

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At-Risk Students Targeted in ESSER Funding

By Dr. David Holbrook | April 19, 2022

What Is ESSER Funding?

ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funding is the portion of funding from the three COVID-19 relief laws designated to help address educational issues arising from the pandemic. There are three Coronavirus relief bills passed by the U.S. Congress that provided significant funding for K-12 education, totaling over $190 billion.  

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ESSER Funds are One-Time Funds: Why is This Important?

By Dr. David Holbrook | April 15, 2022

Background

In March of 2021, the U.S Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, providing an additional $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding. This funding, coupled with the CARES Act (passed March 2020) and CRRSA Act (passed December 2020) ESSER funds brings the total ESSER funding to about $190 billion to help education agencies at the state and local level address the educational impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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ESSER Funding Provides Billions of Needed Dollars

By Dr. David Holbrook | April 13, 2022

The question has been asked, “Is Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding enough?” The answer is likely yes. It is a lot of money!  

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ESSER Funding Restrictions

By Dr. David Holbrook | April 8, 2022

Background

In March of 2021, the U.S Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, providing an additional $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding. This funding, coupled with the CARES Act (Passed March 2020) and CRRSA Act (Passed December 2020) ESSER funds brings the total ESSER funding to $190 billion to help education agencies at the state and local level address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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BoardOnTrack, the Charter School governance software leader, partners with TransACT to support growth

By Alyssa Thornley | April 5, 2022

After over a decade of working with charter school boards and nonprofits across the country to provide expert guidance and a powerful governance platform, BoardOnTrack has been acquired by TransACT Communications.

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What's the Hold-Up with ESSER Funds?

By Dr. David Holbrook | April 5, 2022

Background

In March of 2021, the U.S Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, providing an additional 122 billion dollars in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding. This funding, coupled with the CARES Act (passed March 2020) and CRRSA Act (passed December 2020) ESSER funds brings the total ESSER funding to about 190 billion dollars, which has been designated to help education agencies at the state and local level address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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