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10 Jun 2022

Racing Against the Clock: Spending and Obligating Stimulus Dollars

The Education Stabilization Fund and Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund have provided funding to help with challenges faced by district...

By     Susan Gentz
01 Apr 2022

Emergency Education Funding: Where Are We Now?

We all know the past two years have been a wild ride, and none of us are certain when it will stop being full of so many highs and lows. All of the un...

By     Susan Gentz
11 Aug 2021

ESSA: Title IV Funding Guidelines

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) eliminated 49 programs under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), creating one large block grant to increase the ways in...

By     Lisa Railton
20 May 2021

Mind, Mission, and Money

How can your district put stimulus funding into action to enhance the look and feel of education in the post-COVID-19 era? How might you resource your...

By     Susan Gentz
14 May 2021

Funding Student Mental Health Efforts in the Post-Pandemic Era

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed education for most students across the country. Since then, districts have had to shift betwe...

By     Lisa Railton
30 Apr 2021

Education in a Biden Administration

It’s no secret that 2020 was an unusual year that changed the education landscape. Now that we’re well into 2021, educators across the country are won...

By     Paget Hetherington
25 Mar 2021

American Rescue Plan Provides Funds for Student Well-Being

President Biden completed his first major promise in office: getting Congress to pass the $1.9 trillion stimulus package, known as the American Rescue...

By     Susan Gentz
21 Jan 2021

American Rescue Plan: $130B for Education Relief

Just as the education world is deciphering the last round of stimulus funds, President Joe Biden announced $130 billion for education relief once he e...

By     Susan Gentz
28 Dec 2020

Stimulus and Omnibus: Funding Education in 2021

The House and Senate both passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, a $2.3 trillion package that is essentially two bills. One is a $900 bil...

By     Susan Gentz
02 Oct 2020

CARES Act State Set-Asides and Student Mental Health Support

In March 2020, the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law to help states and localities survive through the f...

By     Susan Gentz

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