Source: Education Week

ESSA’s Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, better known as Title IV of the law, just got a huge boost, from $400 million to $1.1 billion. So what are districts going to do with those grants? Forty-one percent of district leaders surveyed said they were interested in spending the funding on professional development. Curriculum was also a big priority…and social-emotional learning and workforce preparation were other big areas of interest. But there are some differences in regional priorities. For instance, districts in the South are more interested in college-and-career readiness than districts elsewhere.