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Sep 10, 2021
On September 9th, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will launch a new grant program to provide additional funding to school districts that have funds withheld by their state or are otherwise financially penalized for implementing strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, such as universal indoor masking. The announcement is part of President…
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Sep 1, 2021
Schools and districts across the country are wrapping up this year’s summer learning programs to recover and accelerate learning and are getting ready or are already to go “back-to-school.” Educators and administrators did yeoman’s work to launch summer programs and develop/expand community partnerships, all under constantly changing health and safety conditions. There are many lessons learned that could be applied to this school year to expand…
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Aug 26, 2021
Heather Zavadsky and Matt Repka, National Comprehensive Center Throughout 2021, the National Center conducted in-depth interviews with education leaders, principals, teachers, and school district officials across four states, documenting their efforts to respond to the disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning with the state education chiefs in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Missouri, and Wyoming, “Education Stories from the Field…
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Aug 19, 2021
By Sara Rutherford-Quach, Hannah Kelly, Daniela Torre Gibney & Jennifer Ballen Riccards Multilingual learners come to school with tremendous linguistic and academic potential. States, districts, and schools can support multilingual learners, also called English learners (ELs) in federal policy, to manifest this potential by offering quality bilingual education programs, where teaching and learning occurs both in students’ primary language…
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Aug 18, 2021
The Return to School Roadmap by the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is a resource to support students, schools, educators, and communities as they prepare to return to safe, healthy in-person learning this fall. As part of the launch of the Return to School Roadmap, the Department also released: A fact sheet for schools, families, and communities on the  Roadmap, reviewing  three “Landmark” priorities, and elevating schools and…