Focus On City Schools: Doing Business with City Schools, New Requirements for Federal Spending and the Impact on Nonprofits
The current authorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA) emphasizes using academic interventions with evidence of success in improving outcomes for students. Federal funds (e.g., Title I, Comprehensive Support and Improvement funds) can be used to purchase only "evidence-based" interventions. Under ESSA, these are practices, strategies, activities, or programs that have evidence to show that they produce results. This means that City Schools staff members can use Title I or other federal dollars only toward interventions that meet the requirements for evidence. Vendors and program providers, Maryland Philanthropy Network members' grantees, are encouraged to consider collecting and documenting evidence of the effectiveness of their products or services so that schools will have greater flexibility in making purchasing decisions.
At this Focus on City Schools (FOCS), City Schools' Christopher R. Won, Director of Research Services, and Michael Haugh, Program Evaluator Title 1, will share more about how ESSA's new requirements and City Schools' procurement guidelines might affect your grantees.
This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only. Lunch will be served.