ESEA Parent Resources

Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.  ESSA was designed to ensure that all students have equitable access to high-quality educational resources and opportunities, as well as to close educational achievement gaps. The act, then and now, sets forth requirements that states and school districts must follow to qualify for funds.

Formula grants under ESEA that affect the Moorestown Township School District are primarily governed by:

  • Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies;
  • Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction;
  • Title III, Part A - English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement; and
  • Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (newly reauthorized under ESSA).

The links to the left provide more information regarding ESSA