Enacted in 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act replaces the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, which focused primarily on improving student proficiency in math and reading. ESSA places a priority on providing students with a well-rounded education, placing value on subjects such as art, music and physical education in addition to the core STEM subjects. The U.S. Department of Education allocated nearly $4 Billion to ESSA for the 2018-19 school year.
For physical education teachers seeking funding for tools to help their programs more effectively help students become healthier, Title IV, Part A includes $1.1 Billion that's been distributed to State Education Agencies for distribution locally for programs designed to promote "Safe and Healthy Schools."
Take advantage of IHT's resources to see how much ESSA funding is available in your state and how your state is allocating that funding.