Category Archives: Poverty Funding

Using NSLA Funds to Boost Learning and Fight Poverty

NSLA funding (also known as ‘poverty funding’) is named after the National Student Lunch Act because the funding each district gets is determined by the number of students who receive free and reduced meals.  The funds are intended for programs which help low-income students overcome barriers and succeed in school.

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Arkansas OTL Policy Goals for 2013

  • Increasing Access to High Quality Pre-K

  • Expanding Afterschool and Summer Programs

  • Improving Teacher/Administrator Preparation & Development

  • Passing the Arkansas DREAM Act

  • Increasing Parent, Student, Community and School Partnerships

  • Modernizing Career and Technical Education

  • Spend funding for low-income students on programs that are proven to boost student achievement