The New Normal: How are emergency aid funds helping education?

News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Ashley Bencan and Dr. Peggy McDonald to discuss what's next in the world of education.

News 12 Staff

Nov 8, 2021, 2:37 PM

Updated 933 days ago

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News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Ashley Bencan and Dr. Peggy McDonald to discuss what's next in the world of education.
The Biden administration is encouraging districts across the country to set up vaccine clinics at schools with its American Rescue Plan funds to help get clinics up and running, and by using providers through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to administer vaccine doses.
Part of the Build Back Better programs will focus on schools - universal pre-K, school lunches, and bigger Pell grants. How will this program make a difference for our children?
Congress cut checks in three waves to send funds to districts to roughly $3,750 per student for a total of $189 billion. The money must be spent by 2024. Districts have to make a spending plan. How can school leaders effectively use emergency aid funds to overcome learning disruptions?
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Roughly 80% of New York City students between third and eighth grades did not take annual state exams in the spring intended to gauge math and English proficiency, according to the New York state Department of Education.


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