September 21, 2021

Ed Dept resource examines how schools can use ARP funds to address learning loss

The U.S. Dept. of Ed. released a new resource, “Strategies for Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Address the Impact of Lost Instructional Time,” examining evidence-based strategies for addressing pandemic-related learning loss using their share of the $122 billion in ARP funds earmarked for K-12 education.
The resource details ways educators can use those funds to create strategies to meet specific goals, such as re-engaging absent students by building trust with their families. Many of those students who disengaged from remote learning are more likely to be English learners, according to the resource.
The document also gives examples of remediation techniques that can be funded with ARP money, including the procurement and adoption of high-quality instructional materials, professional development opportunities for teachers, and creating support structures to accelerate learning.