News Posts: School Choice and Improvement

Applicant Info and Eligibility

Eligibility Who May Apply: (by category) Local Education Agencies (LEAs) Who May Apply: (specifically) Only LEAs or consortia of LEAs that are implementing a Required or Voluntary Desegregation Plans are eligible for MSAP. What is a Desegregation Plan? A Required Desegregation Plan is a plan ordered by a court (or other appropriate entity) to remedy the […]

FSCS Grant Awards

Included below is information regarding the new awards made in each fiscal year since FY 2018. A complete MS Excel list of Full-Service Community Schools grants from 2008 – 2022 is available here. Fiscal Year (FY) Number of new awards FY 2022 42 FY 2020 19 FY 2019 08 FY 2018 15 Year Awarded Applicant […]

Promise Neighborhoods (PN)

What’s New The U.S. Department of Education awarded 3 additional new Promise Neighborhoods grantees from the 2022 competition.  These new grants total over $15 million for year 1 of their projects.  This is in addition to the 4 new Promise Neighborhoods grantees and 2 extension grantees awarded earlier through the FY 2022 grant competition cycle and […]

Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP)

What’s New The 2023 MSAP Awards have been announced! Read about the 2023 grantees and previous cohorts on our Awards page. To learn more about the application process, please see our MSAP Brochure and visit the FY 2023 Competition page to prepare for a future competition. Purpose of MSAP The Magnet Schools Assistance Program provides grants to eligible local education agencies […]

Full-Service Community Schools Program (FSCS)

What’s New? Fiscal Year 2023 FSCS Grant Competition: The Department announced the opening of the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) grant competition on June 7, 2023. Applications are due on August 8, 2023.  More information about the FY 2023 FSCS grant competition can be found on this year’s competition webpage. Through this Federal Register […]

District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program

The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) provides low-income parents residing in the District of Columbia (District) with expanded options for the education of their children. This program is part of a broader school improvement effort in the District that is founded on the belief that all education sectors (public schools, public charter schools, […]

5/23-5/24 Safe & Supportive Schools Webinar Event: “Implementing New Programs—The Impact of Current Practice”

The Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSSTA), supported by the Office of Safe and Healthy Students in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, announces its next Implementation Webinar Series event, “Implementing New Programs—The Impact of Current Practice.” It will be offered twice to accommodate schedules: Session 1: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 4:00 […]

Announcing the Relaunch of Stop Bullying website

  unveiled a revitalized Stop Bullying website – – on March 30, 2012 to encourage children, parents, educators, and communities to take action to stop and prevent bullying. The website provides a map with detailed information on state laws and policies, interactive webisodes and videos for young people, practical strategies for schools and communities to […]