Policy

How ARP ESSER Funding Can Address Learning Loss

This year, April will bring showers of additional funding for education. The third pandemic stimulus bill, the American Rescue Plan (ARP), was signed into law on March 11, 2021, adding more relief for education. To date, the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund) has received funds in...

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How to Open Schools Amid a Pandemic
How to Open Schools Amid a Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic lingers, pressure is mounting for politicians and policymakers to come up with school reopening plans that are mindful of student, family, and staff needs. But with the next academic year drawing ever closer, plans for reopening remain uncertain at best. For one thing, the number of...

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Students Need School, But How Can Schools Be Safely Reopened?
Students Need School, But How Can Schools Be Safely Reopened?

Schools across the United States have been shut down since March, with no obvious reopening date in sight as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life for citizens around the globe. In the U.S., millions of K-12 students and teachers have been forced to acclimate to distance learning via digital...

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50/50: Uncertain Fates for Non-Teaching Personnel in Times of Recession
50/50: Uncertain Fates for Non-Teaching Personnel in Times of Recession

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the country's workforce is grappling with a new normal that has no clear end in sight. In the education sector, the massive and abrupt shift to remote learning received extensive media coverage as educators transitioned from in-person classroom instruction to teaching...

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