XQ is calling on every state and district in the country to invest in high school transformation.
COVID-19 has impacted students at all grade levels.But COVID-19 has particularly impacted high school students, and they have less time than their younger peers to get where they need to go before leaving the K-12 public education system. There is an opportunity—indeed, a necessity—to mobilize around the future of high school students because their future as members of our workforce and our society begins in only a few short years. High schools require special attention given the urgency and time pressure high school students face.
Transforming a century-old high school system can’t be done with half measures. That’s why XQ is calling on every state and district in the country to spend a share of their ARP dollars at least proportionate to their high school population on long-term high school transformation. By investing in meaningful, engaged learning for every high school student–including competency-based and project-based learning experiences; universal access to technology; high-quality facilities, like 21st century science labs; fair funding; a diverse and highly skilled teaching corps; and access to advanced courses and personalized pathways to success in college and career–states and districts will maximize the return on their ARP investments.
What should high school investment look like in your state?
Find out about the ARP funding coming to your state—and how much XQ recommends should be dedicated to high schools, from both the state set-aside and the funds allocated to districts.