Post-Covid Recovery

Analysis of state and local responses to learning loss during the pandemic

What the Pandemic Did to NAEP, State Standardized Test Scores

The change in student proficiency rates on national and state testing between 2019 and 2022

6 Ways to Breakdown How Districts are Spending Federal Covid Aid

FutureEd’s analysis of Covid-relief spending plans from more than 5,000 school districts and charter schools educating 75 percent of the nation’s students

Teaching Innovation: New School Staffing Strategies Inspired by the Pandemic

School staffing strategies that developed during the pandemic, the conditions that enabled them, and how educators overcame barriers to the innovations

What Congressional Funding Means for K-12 Schools

The latest developments in federal Covid-relief aid for states and school districts

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

State education agencies’ plans for spending their share of federal Covid-relief aid

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

A comprehensive picture of state and local ESSER spending on the educator workforce

Covid Relief Playbook: Smart Strategies for Investing Federal Funding

Evidence-based solutions to pandemic learning loss

Post-Covid Recovery

By the Numbers

Tutoring

  • 56%

    Schools that report using high-impact or high-dosage tutoring, 2022

  • 38%

    Schools that report using another form of tutoring

Source: Institute of Education Sciences 2022 School Pulse Panel

Projected ESSER III Spending

  • $2.2 billion

    Projected ESSER III spending on psychologists/mental health professionals

  • $1.2 billion

    Projected ESSER III spending on social-emotional learning

Source: FutureEd

Lost Instructional Time

  • 13

    Estimated weeks of lost instruction among students enrolled in low-poverty schools that were remote for most of 2020-21

  • 22

    Among students enrolled in high-poverty schools

Source: The Atlantic

2022 State NAEP Math Scores

  • 43

    States with significantly more 4th graders scoring below NAEP Basic in math

  • 48

    States with significantly more 8th graders

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Post-Covid Recovery

All Work

Q&A: Goldhaber on the Early Impact of ESSER Funding on Learning Recovery

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How Home Visits Helped Connecticut Cut Student Absenteeism

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Progress in Spending Federal K-12 Covid Aid: State by State

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What Congressional Funding Means for K-12 Schools

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Getting to Yes on Covid Relief Spending

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What the Pandemic Did to NAEP, State Standardized Test Scores

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Tackling Teacher Shortages With Targeted Strategies

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Districts Invest in “Science of Reading” With Covid Aid

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To Help Kids Catch up Academically, Let’s Focus on Friendships

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6 Ways to Breakdown How Districts are Spending Federal Covid Aid

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Convincing Students to Stay in School Post-Pandemic

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A New Strategy to Solve the Substitute Teacher Crisis

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The Churn

The latest leadership changes in the education sector

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FutureEd in the News

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