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Superintendents call for sustained funding as American Rescue Plan provides nearly $123B for K-12
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress' latest COVID-19 relief bill, passed a final 220-211 vote in the House and is expected to be signed into law by President Joe Biden. It includes $122.8 billion for K-12 under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, in addition to a separate $7.2 billion for E-rate through the Emergency Connectivity Fund, which district leaders pushed for after previous emergency packages failed to include E-rate funding, and nearly $3.1 billion for IDEA and $1 billion for Head Start.
8 ways a year of dueling crises is shaping the future of K-12 schools
The impacts of a pandemic that disrupted school from the ground up and the nation’s reckoning with systemic racism will be felt in education for years to come.
3 strategies for helping students in crisis return to school
Response plans and evidence-based de-escalation techniques can better support struggling students compared to punitive measures, experts say.
Project-based learning boosts achievement across demographics
Four independent research studies released this week show project-based learning strengthened student engagement, improved learning and retention of information, increased achievement across subject matters, and had positive impacts on students from a variety of backgrounds.
Promising Practices: How a CTE school overturned schedules for student choice
Ohio’s Butler Tech adapted during the pandemic to move ahead with a model that allows most Fridays to be used for exploratory and vocational options.
Don’t Blame Students for Institutional Barriers to Equitable Transfer Success
Rather than asking, “Are students transfer-ready?” we should be asking, “Is our college ready for transfers,” writes John Fink.
Arts play role in building school community, even remotely
Peter Siegel believes building connections among students is crucial to fostering engaged learning, and arts and music classes can be at the forefront of supporting these bonds.