Districts across the country are implementing unique pathways that respond to the needs of their students and communities. Research shows that investing in early postsecondary opportunities can promote students’ current and future success, and many districts are realizing the positive impact of providing meaningful and relevant college and career opportunities.
Our downloadable guide explains how district leaders can use ESSER funding to successfully expand quality postsecondary opportunities and support students’ success.
Schools that have dedicated time, resources, and capacity toward developing relevant postsecondary experiences in K-12 have proven to:
ESSER funds and other short-term infusions can be prime resources for starting and expanding postsecondary opportunities.
Specifically, district leaders can use these short-term funds across these key focus areas:
|Our ESSER strategy guide, “Using ESSER Funds for Expanding Early Postsecondary Opportunities,” helps district leaders who are looking to build or assess postsecondary offerings use ESSER funds to get programs off the ground—and do so in an intentional, strategic, sustainable manner.
In Denver Public Schools, leaders are using ESSER investments to reimagine the high school experience and ensure that every student is prepared for college and career success. Learn more.
District leaders across the country are implementing a growing practice called Early Warning Systems (EWS) that can predict which high school students need additional supports toward graduation and ensure they have what they need for postsecondary success. Find our toolkit and additional resources on providing multi-tiered supports through EWS. Learn more.
Students are returning to school with unprecedented social and emotional needs due to pandemic-related disruptions. District leaders can improve student outcomes by investing ESSER funds into key components of their advisory approach and strategically scheduling and staffing to lighten teacher loads. Explore our toolkit and additional resources to help you build stronger relationships in your high schools. Learn more.
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