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Jul 20, 2021
Heather Zavadsky and Matt Repka, National Comprehensive Center In April 2021, the National Center posted the first installment of “Education Stories from the Field: Leading During a Global Pandemic,” a series of in-depth interviews with state education leaders in Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming that documented the experience of managing the COVID-19 pandemic response at a state level. “Stories from the Field” highlighted the…
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Jul 16, 2021
Shauna Harps, Ph.D. and Monica Young, Ph.D. Tennessee State Co-Leads for the Region 5 Comprehensive Center As state and local education agency leaders outline plans for their allocation of the US Department of Education’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds, policymakers, researchers, and other education stakeholders compare and contrast the intricacies of each state’s spending plan. For…
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Promising Procurement Practices to Maximize Learning Recovery
Jul 7, 2021
Procurement of education services isn’t usually a topic that garners lots of interest, but it’s an untapped lever for achieving improved student performance outcomes. Right now, billions of federal dollars are headed to education vendors to provide learning recovery, summer enrichment, and school year tutoring programs. By implementing several key practices in the procurement process, districts have an opportunity to change how procurement is…
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Jun 25, 2021
The Department posted 28 plans submitted by State Education Agencies (SEAs) describing how they will use ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to support schools, students, and educators.  The ARP ESSER Fund provides $122 billion to SEAs to help schools safely reopen and sustain in-person operations while meeting the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of students impacted by the pandemic.  The…
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Jun 11, 2021
No one can doubt that the pandemic has exacerbated disconnection; the barriers that stood tall prior to March 2020 loom larger today. In order to promote learning recovery, educational agencies across the nation are behooved to re-connect and restore communication within and across organizations.  In the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Department of Education (VIDE) is working with the Region 3 Comprehensive Center (R3CC) to implement the…