Marguerite Roza, Director of the Edunomics Lab and Research Professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and national expert on school finance, has some suggestions for how districts should spend their collective $125 billion in federal stimulus funds through the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan. (For individual district allocations, see here.) Notably, Roza is focused on key components that “buy back time” for students and accelerate learning, an approach aligned with JerseyCAN’s online hub, released last week, that showcases best practices for school districts.
What is your district doing with its money? Is it using these funds efficiently, equitably, and in the best interest of students? During this time of reckoning with the academic toll of Covid-19, there’s never been a better time to advocate for your child’s education!