Covid Recovery

Tracking Covid relief spending

Improving Attendance by Engaging Students and Families

This article is part of The New York Times Learning special…

Educators and ESSER: How Pandemic Spending is Reshaping the Teaching Profession

While teacher shortages dominated education news coverage during the summer, the tremendous amount of…

What Congressional Funding Means for K-12 Schools

(Updated 9/29) School districts and charter school organizations that have committed but not yet spent…

Billion Dollar Question: How Connecticut School Districts Plan to Spend Covid-Relief Funds

Across Connecticut, the Covid pandemic has left an indelible stamp on student…

Why We Shouldn’t Use Covid-Relief Funds to Harden Schools

This essay was published in The Hill. It is perhaps inevitable that…

Financial Trends in Local Schools’ Covid-Aid Spending

(Updated with June 7 data) More than a year after Congress approved $122 billion…

Covid School Aid Spending Trends in Red, Blue States

It has been a long time since so many education issues have been so politically…

Covid-Aid Spending Trends by City, Suburban, Rural School Districts

(Updated with June 7 data) The Covid pandemic can look different in a small rural…

How Medicaid Can Help Schools Sustain Support for Students’ Mental Health

Among the Covid-19 pandemic’s most pernicious aftershocks is its impact on student…

How Local Educators Plan to Spend Billions in Federal Covid Aid

FutureEd tapped a database compiled by the data services firm Burbio to assess spending on the…

School Staffing

Given the academic and social challenges that students face, many local…

Academic Recovery

Test scores and teacher observations have documented the pandemic’s ill effects…

Mental and Physical Health

The pandemic presents twin health risks for students and staff. The initial…

School Facilities and Operations

About half the school districts and charter schools included in the…

Technology

  Much of the spending in the first two rounds of…

How to Read a Covid-Relief Plan

With billions in federal Covid-relief aid flowing to schools, the question on everyone’s mind is…

School Districts’ Post-Covid Strategies for Summer Learning

Summer has traditionally been a time when students lose some of the skills they gained…

An Analysis of Local School Districts’ Ambitious Post-Covid Tutoring Plans

  In his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden called on local educators…

How District Poverty Levels Influence Covid-Relief Spending

(Updated with June 7 data) For decades, many school districts with the largest share of students…

National, Regional Trends in Educators’ Covid-Relief Spending

(Updated) With billions to spend in Covid-relief money, school districts and charters in every region…

Getting to Yes on Covid Relief Spending

The U.S. Education Department’s May 2021 guidance on spending Covid relief aid for K-12…

How States Are Using Federal Funds for Learning Recovery

In March, the U.S. Department of Education released two-thirds of states’ American Rescue Plan (ARP)…

Covid Relief Playbook: Smart Strategies for Investing Federal Funding

Disrupted for more than a year by the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. public education…

With an Influx of Covid Relief Funds, States Spend on Schools

This piece and interactive maps were published in The 74. Asked by the U.S. Education…