ESSA │6. Supporting All Students
In this section, SEAs describe how their plans to use funds, including Title IV, Part A, to support state strategies and local use of funds to ensure that all students, from Pre-K to 12th Grade, have the opportunity to meet academic and career and technical standards and graduate with a high school diploma. Each SEA must also address program-specific requirements in this section, including those for migrant students, neglected, delinquent and at-risk students, homeless students, English learners, and rural students.
AIR has a wide range of staff expertise and experience in areas that are critical for students’ ability to succeed academically. For example, through the National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments, AIR provides customized technical assistance and training to stakeholders to support improvements in the conditions for learning. The REL Midwest Rural Research Alliance has annotated bibliographies on key rural topics and a study on rural enrollment patterns in postsecondary that can be used to inform guidance programs for rural high school students. AIR also has extensive expertise in the development of policies and the implementation of programs related to technology in education. We are at the forefront of evidence-based, technology-driven classroom practices and online strategies that enhance learning for all students, especially those with special needs.