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ParentNotices Administrators Needed: Self-Onboarding Tips & FAQ

By Dr. David Holbrook | September 23, 2022

TransACT recently added a Self-Onboarding feature to the ParentNotices login page. We are excited about this new feature because it takes most of the responsibility of creating accounts for educators in their District off those staff who have the role of ParentNotices Administrator.  

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NAELPA Publishes White Paper on Having an Asset-Based Mindset Toward Multilingual Learners

By Alyssa Thornley | September 22, 2022

The National Association of English Learner Program Administrators’ (NAELPA) Advocating for Multilingual Learners Committee recently posted a brief white paper, The Importance of an Asset-Based Mindset and Using Asset-Based Terminology when Referencing the ESSA Subgroup – ELs. The white paper summarizes the results of the committee’s research on this topic.

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Private School Consultation and Tribal Consultation Notices Updated

By Dr. David Holbrook | August 16, 2022

In response to guidance released by the U.S. Department of Education (USED), TransACT has updated documents in its ESSA ParentNotices Collection in two content categories:

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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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