COVID Stimulus

Several big school districts had fewer psychologists or counselors this fall than they did before the pandemic.
Educators and officials in districts that contracted with Paper say its text-based tutoring service often frustrates the students who need the most help.
As of this fall, the city had planned to open 55,000 3-K seats, but 15,000 seats are currently unfilled.
“The national conversation on homelessness is focused on single adults who are very visible in large urban areas. It is not focused on children.”
Facing a budget shortfall because of enrollment declines, Soundview Academy’s principal made an unusual request to students, staff and families: Would they help market the school?
Some districts in Chicago’s south suburbs stand out for spending small portions of their COVID recovery dollars as reported to the state.
Dolton West’s superintendent wants to use technology to reimagine the school day and week.
Researchers say remote learning may be just a “small piece” of what affected students’ academic performance during the pandemic.
A new $10 million initiative will study 31 different in-person and virtual tutoring efforts. The goal is to help schools better invest their time and money.
More schools are beefing up attendance tracking, but many lack the details that would tell them what last year’s absences truly mean.
Education department budget directors last week warned some principals that they will likely have to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of a midyear budget adjustment.
The new tutoring grant is available to fourth and fifth graders who qualify for federally subsidized meals and scored below proficiency on state tests.
Districts are heeding expert warnings of a “perfect storm” of economic uncertainty fueled by inflation, enrollment declines, the threat of recession, and expiring federal aid.
Federal funding is allowing schools to get creative with how they offer direct help to young people.
Far fewer schools are providing students with home internet assistance this year compared with earlier in the pandemic, according to new federal data.
As Mayor Eric Adams stares down a massive budget shortfall, New York City has no clear plans to sustain its growing 3-K program.
Jeffco, Adams 12, Colorado Springs 11, and Greeley-Evans are some of the districts receiving grants.
Colorado wants to equip residents with college degrees. Over the last decade, the state didn’t make significant progress toward that goal.
Más coloradenses negros y latinos estaban yendo a la universidad, pero luego llegó la pandemia. Una importante iniciativa busca recuperar el impulso perdido.
The limit on absences angered teachers in IPS worried about mandatory COVID quarantines.
Chalkbeat wants to hear from students, parents, and educators: What are you looking forward to this school year? What are your hopes? Concerns?
Nine-year-olds across the country saw historic drops in math and reading scores on a key national test.
Newark will introduce a new student identification system and hire more security guards as the state digital mapping initiative gets underway.
Research suggests money matters for schools. But experts aren’t sure how to explain test scores in the country’s highest spending state.
Fourteen attendance advocates from the Denver-based nonprofit Zero Dropouts are helping the Greeley-Evans district track down missing high schoolers.
Summer Rising has brought fun camp-like activities, along with academics, to about 110,000 elementary and middle school students.
Many schools are working to plug vacancies, boost student attendance, and address student mental health and academic needs this fall.
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