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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

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…

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…

Legislative Tracker: Parent-Rights Bills in the States

The growing movement to give parents more control of their children’s education has produced a…

School Districts’ Post-Covid Strategies for Summer Learning

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

An Analysis of Local School Districts’ Ambitious Post-Covid Tutoring Plans

  In his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden called on local educators…

How District Poverty Levels Influence Covid-Relief Spending

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

Governors Push for Teachers Pay, Parents Rights, and Job Training

In a time of political polarization, the nation’s Republican and Democratic governors agree on one…

National, Regional Trends in Educators’ Covid-Relief Spending

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