Covid Relief

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 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…

How to Read a Covid-Relief Plan

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

A Strategy for Re-Engaging Students Post-Pandemic

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

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…

Financial Trends in Local Schools’ Covid-Aid Spending

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

How District Poverty Levels Influence Covid-Relief Spending

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

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…

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

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

(Updated with March 1 data) The Covid pandemic can look different in a small rural…

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…

Regional Breakdown of Covid Relief Spending in K-12 Schools

Read our analysis of regional and…

Invisible Students: The Information Crisis in Early Education

No part of the nation’s education infrastructure has been more disrupted by the pandemic…

Spending Federal Covid Relief Aid for Schools Effectively and Equitably

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch spoke with Julie Allen, a Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative senior fellow,…

Getting to Yes on Covid Relief Spending

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

In Demand: The Real Teacher Shortages and How to Solve Them

Are there widespread teacher shortages in U.S. public education? Recent headlines suggest…

New Data: School Spending in the Time of Covid

Public school spending increased during fiscal year 2020 even as the coronavirus pandemic kept many schools closed,…

The Case for Closer School-Home Connections Post-Pandemic

In March 2020, public schools across the country closed their doors and embarked on the…