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Federal Programs Unit


CDE's Office of ESEA Programs has gathered resources to help answer questions around the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act. 

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The Federal Programs Unit administers funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as well as a variety of other federal and state competitive grants and awards.

ESEA is the primary federal law affecting K-12 education. The main goal of ESEA is to help all students in the state to reach proficiency in English language arts/reading and mathematics and is built on four pillars:

  1. Expanded local control and flexibility
  2. Doing what works based on scientific research
  3. Accountability for results
  4. More options for parents