TransACT ParentNotices continually seeks to make improvements to its notifications, tools, and user interface—frequently at the request of our customers. Earlier in 2022, one of our state customers pointed out that we lacked documents to assist with and document the consultation with Tribes and Tribal Organizations (required in ESSA Title VIII, Section 8538) regarding school districts’ provision of federally funded educational services.Read More
To help local education agencies (LEAs) (a.k.a school districts, Charter Schools, etc.) meet the ESSA requirement for regular meetings with the parents of English learners (ELs) (a.k.a. multilingual learners), TransACT’s ESSA ParentNotices Collection includes the notice EL-07 Meeting for Parents of English Learners: Invitation to Participate. LEAs can use this notification to organize these meetings.Read More
Educators and the news media pay a lot of attention to our current teacher shortage crisis. One of the oft-cited reasons relates to teacher pay. While not the entire solution, having teacher pay be commensurate with their education level would be a step in the right direction.Read More
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:Read More
In response to overwhelming customer requests, TransACTParentNotices has launched a new feature that allows staff in education agencies to self-onboard.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More