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Everything You Need to Know About Schools and COVID Relief Funds
How much did your district get in pandemic emergency aid? When must the money be spent? Is there more on the way? EdWeek has the answers.
- Education Funding How States Are Rethinking Where School Funding Should GoThere's constant debate over the best way to allocate state money to schools. Here are some ways states are reworking their school funding.Education Funding A Court Ordered Billions for Education. Why Schools Might Not Get It NowThe North Carolina Supreme Court is considering arguments for overturning a statewide order for more school funding.Education Funding Schools Want More Time to Spend COVID-19 Aid for Homeless StudentsSenators want to give districts more time to spend COVID relief funds for students experiencing homelessness.Education Funding ESSER Isn't the Only School Funding Relief That's Disappearing SoonFederal relief aid, policies to prevent schools from losing enrollment-based funding, and support for vulnerable families are expiring soon.Education Funding Schools Lost Ground on Funding in Recent Years. The Recovery Could Be SlowSchool funding took a hit a few years ago. It might be some time before it recovers.Education Funding Here's How the Feds Are Spending $277M for Academic RecoveryA new round of grants from the Education Department aims to spur innovation in academic recovery, with initiatives in math, reading, and AI.Education Funding A Judge Just Ruled That Another State's School Funding System Is UnconstitutionalNew Hampshire joins Pennsylvania on the list of states whose courts have ruled that it's underfunding poor school districts.Education Funding This State Would Be the First to Reject Federal K-12 Funds. But It's Far From a GivenTennessee lawmakers have established a task force to review federal education funding, risking money for low-income schools and special ed.Education Funding The Federal Government Might Shut Down (Yes, Again). Here's What Schools Need to KnowAt first, most districts can expect business as usual if the federal government shuts down. But some districts risk losing funding soon.Education Funding Do K-12 Students Have a Right to Well-Funded School Buildings?The answer in a recent state court case wasn't exactly a "yes." But it also wasn't a "no." Here's what could happen next.Education Funding Explainer 3 Steps to Keep Tutoring Going When ESSER Money Runs OutSchools may lose more than $1,200 per student as enrollment falls and federal COVID relief funds expire next year.Education Funding Opinion Foundations Have Given Money to Schools for a Long Time. What's Actually Working?Investments in one key area seem to be making a difference when it comes to improving schools.Education Funding Opinion Education Funders Need to Ditch the Savior ComplexTrust in the input from teachers, staff, community, and students will go a long way toward making initiatives successful.Education Funding Opinion Foundations Invest in Public Education. Teachers Would Like the Money Spent These WaysPhilanthropies invest millions on trying to improve student achievement. Educators don't always agree on what they're targeting.Education Funding School Funding Debates Are Raging in States, With Districts Caught in the MiddleSchool choice, historically inequitable funding, political partisanship, and funding predictability are among the issues at stake.