The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that every state and school district develop and implement academic standards and assessments, as well as a system for accountability. Under the law, federal resources are allocated to provide various academic programs and services for eligible students and keep parents informed of their rights.
The Department of Federal Programs provides information about and access to federal resources aimed to enhance academic achievement. Additionally, law mandates that this department work to ensure accountability of the development, implementation and operation of federally funded programs and services.
Click the links to the right to find out more about the different facets of the Federal Programs department.