A new survey demonstrates a critical need for continued federal investment in a fund that helps schools address the non-academic needs having a dramatic influence on student learning and achievement.
The Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program is designed as a flexible funding block grant and is flexible enough that schools can use it for a variety of needs.
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SSAE provides funds for districts to invest in activities across three broad “buckets”: improving access to a well-rounded curriculum, efforts to support safe and healthy students, and activities to increase the effective use of technology.