Bella DiMarco is a policy analyst for FutureEd. Prior to joining FutureEd, Bella worked at the Afterschool Alliance, where she contributed to the efforts of both the research and field outreach teams, overall working toward expanding access to afterschool and summer learning programs for underserved youth. She graduated from the University of Richmond with a double major in leadership studies and psychology, and a minor in education and society.

Work by Bella DiMarco

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

Districts Invest in “Science of Reading” With Covid Aid

Adopting evidence-based approaches to teaching reading

Q&A: Why, and How, We Need to Address School Segregation

The research supporting integrated schools and the challenges to achieving them

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

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

Billion Dollar Question: How Connecticut School Districts Plan to Spend Covid-Relief Funds

How Connecticut school districts plan to spend Covid funds

Financial Trends in Local Schools’ Covid-Aid Spending

More than a year after Congress approved $122 billion in Covid-relief aid for elementary and secondary education through the American Rescue Plan…

Covid School Aid Spending Trends in Red, Blue States

It has been a long time since so many education issues have been so politically divisive, with sharp debates between conservatives and liberals…

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

The Covid pandemic can look different in a small rural school district than in a big city or suburb. Transportation challenges are often magnified…