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Podcast: What are Schools Doing With Their Covid-Relief Dollars?

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FutureEd Director Thomas Toch joined Education Gadfly hosts Mike Petrilli and and David Griffith to discuss how school districts and charter organizations are planning to spend the $122 billion in Covid-relief aid provided in the American Rescue Plan.

“We do think it’s important to understand what the spending priorities are,” Toch said. “Budgets can drive priorities to a certain extent.”

He cautioned that implementation could be uneven across the districts. “The money can be put to good use, let’s hope it is,” he said.

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