Posts By: Jeff

Top 12 line items include social distancing, avoiding layoffs, supporting learning via tutors & summer school. With the Senate passing a budget resolution early Friday morning along party lines, Congress will now move forward with crafting the Democrats’ relief bill. A key aspect of the American Rescue Plan is providing additional support for the nation’s…

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President Biden on Tuesday sought to clarify what his administration means by promising to open schools in the first 100 days of his presidency, insisting that “the goal will be five days a week.” Last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden’s definition for open schools was in-classroom instruction by a teacher…

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The high cost of missed school

February 16, 2021

The pandemic’s disruption of in-person school is causing headaches for students, parents and teachers. But it’ll also trigger long-term economic consequences to the tune of trillions of dollars. The U.S. economy could take a $14 trillion to $28 trillion blow in the long run due to coronavirus-induced learning loss, according to economists’ projections. And the…

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Clean-energy giant NextEra Energy Inc. announced a plan to electrify thousands of school buses, capitalizing on President Joe Biden’s goal of accelerating the green transition. The announcement comes as Biden moves aggressively to combat climate change in his first days in office, including signing an executive order to replace the entire fleet of federal government…

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The case for COLA caution

February 15, 2021

From School Services of California (SSC) Rest assured that when we published our 2021–22 Governor’s Budget Dartboard with our out-year cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) estimates that are lower than those of the Department of Finance (DOF), we were cognizant of the impact it would have on our K–12 and community college clients, which are in the throes…

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