COVID Stimulus

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.
The district has spent about $156.6 million so far on payments to more than 1,000 outside vendors.
The Detroit board extended the tutoring contract with Beyond Basics, modified the student code of conduct and approved academic calendar.
Many principals say it will be very difficult to fill key support staff roles this fall, a new federal survey found.
Stimulus dollars were previously not allowed to cover teacher salaries, but officials changed their tune amid a fight over budget cuts.
“We recognize this as a challenging labor market,” the director of the Everyone Graduates Center said. “We’re not sugarcoating that.”
Some critics argue that private schools should not receive COVID relief money
To help address the exodus of women from the workforce, New York state is using federal money for a grant program to start new child care programs in areas lacking enough options.
Longtime literacy advocate Rachel Vitti left her position as a director with Beyond Basics in the wake of criticism from some education advocates
That deal would still fall short of the overall cut to school budgets, according to one analysis.
The $1.5 million investment is part of a broader pandemic-fueled effort to improve the air that Denver Public Schools students breathe.
Two parents and two teachers seek to invalidate the city budget, claiming that city officials failed to follow proper protocols before voting.
Districts’ new financial freedom could allow officials to focus more on educational priorities such as academics and teacher pay, or on reviving depleted elective programs
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