Covid Relief

What Congressional Funding Means for K-12 Schools

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

Congressional Testimony: Covid-Relief Spending on Academic Recovery

FutureEd was invited to testify before the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee of the…

A Strategy for Re-Engaging Students Post-Pandemic

When Covid-19 disrupted schooling in the Metro Nashville Public Schools, superintendent Adrienne Battle knew she…

A State’s Strategy for Tracking the Impact of Schools’ Covid-Relief Aid

The same month that Congress approved the federal American Rescue Plan that would…

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…

Take Away Students’ Cell Phones to Rebuild Belonging

After months of remote learning, teachers returned to classrooms in the past year under trying…

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…

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…

In Dallas, Bold Changes to the School Calendar to Address Covid Slide

When Dallas Independent School District allocated the latest round of its federal Covid-relief…

Podcast: Will the Kids Be Okay?

Author and NPR correspondent Anya Kamenetz joins Future U podcast co-hosts Jeff Selingo…

Podcast: Where Are All Those Dollars Going?

In an episode of Education Trust’s Extraordinary Districts podcast series, host Karin Chenoweth interviews…

School Districts’ Post-Covid Strategies for Summer Learning

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

What’s Happened to the K-12 Education Labor Market During the Pandemic? 

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, policymakers and pundits have warned of…

How District Poverty Levels Influence Covid-Relief Spending

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

The Ingredients of Successful Tutoring Programs

Given the lost instructional opportunities many students experienced during the pandemic, tutoring offers a strategy to not…

National, Regional Trends in Educators’ Covid-Relief Spending

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

Play Education Bingo During the State of the Union

With President Joe Biden set to devote much of his annual State…

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

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch joined Education Gadfly hosts Mike Petrilli and and David Griffith to…

Smart State Strategies for Building Intensive Tutoring Systems

When school buildings closed nearly two years ago, students across the…

Using Covid Relief Funds to Advance Student and Staff Health

For all the talk about the pandemic’s impact on academic achievement, the coronavirus crisis remains…