Covid Recovery

Tracking Covid relief spending

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…

What Congressional Funding Means for K-12 Schools

(Updated 5/18) School districts and charter school organizations could have an extra 18 months to…

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…

Financial Trends in Local Schools’ Covid-Aid Spending

(Updated with April 5 data) Nearly a year after Congress approved $122 billion in Covid-relief…

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 April 4, 2022) For decades, many school districts with the largest share of students…

National, Regional Trends in Educators’ Covid-Relief Spending

(Updated with March 1 data) With billions to spend in Covid-relief money, school districts and…

Regional Breakdown of Covid Relief Spending in K-12 Schools

Read our analysis of regional and…

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…