Federal & State
Rethink High School with Federal K-12 COVID Relief Funds
Federal COVID relief dollars are available to states and districts
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FEDERAL COVID RELIEF FUNDS FOR K-12 EDUCATION BY STATE
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High School & Society
12th Grade NAEP Science Results Confirm It’s Time for High School Transformation. And ARP Can Help.
On May 25, 2021, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published results from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Science. NAEP science test results—along with the results of the 2019 NAEP assessments in math and reading released late last year—are fundamental to our understanding of the state of our nation’s high schools.
High School & Society
Equity and ESSER: How Schools Can Embrace a Participatory Approach to Amplify Family Voices in Budget Planning
Schools across the country have a welcome task this summer: deciding how to spend a windfall in federal stimulus funds. Brooklyn Lab is doing that by asking families for their insights.
HIGHLIGHTS AND RESOURCES
FutureEd—What Congressional COVID Funding Means for K-12 Schools
The team at FutureEd updates their ARP ESSER info page regularly. Click here to learn more about ESSER rules, regulations, and guidance on how to spend smartly.
NASBE—The Education Standard
The National Association of State Boards of Education devoted an entire issue of their National Standard magazine to rethinking school, and ARP funds can support this kind of change. There’s also a special feature article with XQ’s CEO and Co-Founder Russlynn Ali.
Recommendations for State Leaders to Advance Equity Using Funds from the American Rescue Plan
Education Trust has advice for state leaders and decision-makers on how to use ARP funds to give every student the education they want and deserve.
Learning Policy Institute - Leveraging Recovery Funds to Prioritize Wellness and Accelerate Learning
Learn how schools can help accelerate student learning from the Learning Policy Institute, including the interventions educators can take to prioritize student wellness and to utilize recovery funds to create more equitable educational outcomes.
Education Resource Strategies - Schools Start Here Series
Education Resource Strategies has created six guides that explain how high schools can spend their ESSER funding to create sustainable investment strategies with real-world examples that illustrate how ESSER funding can be transformative.
YouthTruth - Students Weigh In, Part III: Learning & Well-Being During Covid 19
This report from YouthTruth takes a close look at how students experienced COVID-19. Sourcing findings from over 200,000 students, the report captures the student experience in four key areas like social, emotional and mental health; obstacles to learning; respect and teacher support; and plans for the future.
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