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

How North Carolina’s Schools Are Staffing Their Pandemic Recovery

While school districts and charter schools nationwide have poured billions of dollars of federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds…

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.

Legislative Tracker: 2023 Parent-Rights Bills in the States

An interactive tracker of state legislation on parents rights

The New Wave of Public Funding of Private Schooling, Explained

An analysis of fast-expanding state initiatives to allow families to pay private educational expenses with public monies

Governors’ Education Priorities in their 2023 State-of-the-State Addresses

An analysis of governors’ 2023 state-of-the state addresses

Legislative Tracker: 2023 State Bills on Public Support of Private Schooling

Tracking 2023 state legislation on private school choice

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