The Every Student Succeeds Act allows local educational agencies to access funds to support initiatives to improve academic achievement and student engagement, including protecting student safety; nonprofit and for-profit entities may be given the opportunity to work with students to improve academic achievement and student engagement, including student safety.

Key Provisions

  • Provides for ongoing professional development for teachers, school leaders, and other personnel carrying out a project
  • Includes accountability-based programs and activities to enhance school safety such as research-based bullying prevention and intervention, cyberbullying prevention, disruption of recruitment activity by groups or individuals involved in violent extremism, and gang prevention programs
  • Requires plans to be developed and implemented in collaboration with local stakeholders
  • Requires local educational agencies to provide assurances that students who benefit from activities funded under this part of the law continue to be enrolled in public elementary or secondary schools