Grand Reopening! How the Federal Government Is Supporting Students’ Return to School
The U.S. Department of Education hosted the National Safe School Reopening Summit with health experts, educators, school leaders, and students from across the country to discuss and share guidance, strategies, & best practices to support school reopening. During the event President Biden announced that $81 billion from the American Rescue Plan is on its way to states to help facilitate school reopening as new, national data suggest millions of students still lack access to in-person instruction. Plus, the Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comment on new emergency E-Rate funding in the American Rescue Plan for home internet access, and the Senate held a confirmation hearing for Deputy Secretary of Education nominee Cindy Marten.