Find out how states and districts are allocating the unprecedented level of new federal resources, including aligning planned expenditures with other program funding. School finance experts provide guidance about meeting equity goals.

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    7/22: Innovative Uses of ARP ESSER Funding

    The scale of new resources coming into districts provides an opportunity for innovation and piloting new practices to accelerate learning recovery. This session is designed to provide an early look at emerging ideas in state plans with additional suggestions for districts to consider.

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    6/24: Linking Spending with Outcomes for Summer and Beyond

    This tabletop discussion emphasized the importance of connecting spending and student outcomes throughout the investment lifecycle from planning to evaluation.

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    6/10: Promising Practices in the Procurement Process: Improving Programmatic Decisions

    This tabletop discussion examined strategies to prepare for procurement, select vendors, and to monitor progress to ensure that American Rescue Plan funds are used effectively.

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    5/27: Fiscal Transparency: SEA and LEA Expenditures for Summer Learning and Beyond

    This tabletop discussion from 5/27 Virtual Session 1 emphasizes the importance of transparency in planning and using American Rescue Plan funds.

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    4/27: Maximizing Effective Use of Fiscal Resources

    This tabletop discussion from Day 2 of the National Convening on 4/27 explores strategies for developing a multi-year spending plan and for making targeted investments in education with American Rescue Plan funds.

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