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 cum laude from the University of Richmond with a double major in leadership studies and psychology, and a minor in education and society. Bella is currently pursuing her master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

Work by Bella DiMarco

Legislative Tracker: 2024 Teacher-Pay Bills in the States

Tracking 2024 legislation on efforts to increase teacher compensation through salary adjustments, bonuses, and other means

Mississippi School Districts Break the Mold on Pandemic-Recovery Spending

An analysis of how Mississippi’s school districts are spending their federal ARP ESSER funds to address long-standing inequities in school facilities

Legislative Tracker: 2024 State Student-Absenteeism Bills

Tracking 2024 state legislation on initiatives to identify, prevent, and address chronic absenteeism in schools

Governors’ Education Priorities in their 2024 State-of-the-State Addresses

In their 2024 State-of-the-State addresses, governors laid out plans for private-school choice, increasing teacher pay, harnessing the power of AI, and more.

Legislative Tracker: 2024 State Private-School Choice Bills

Tracking 2024 state legislation on vouchers, education savings accounts, and other education scholarships

How North Carolina’s Schools Are Staffing Their Pandemic Recovery

An analysis of ESSER investments in staffing across North Carolina’s school districts

The Promise and Challenges of Extending Learning Time

With millions of students struggling academically and the U.S. Department of Education pushing the deadline for spending some federal pandemic-recovery funding into 2026, there’s both a need and an opportunity for local education leaders to increase learning time.

How California’s Schools Are Spending Billions in Federal Pandemic Relief

An analysis of how California localities are spending the third round of federal Covid-relief aid