Recovery Dollars in Action:
Spotlights of Innovative K-12 Practices

Using a small portion of its federal K-12 recovery funds, Connecticut has established an innovative research collaboration between the State Department of Education and numerous, highly respected research institutions, including Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Already, the initiative is providing real-time data and analysis on the effectiveness of K-12 recovery programs, including a pandemic-era home visitor program meant to address chronic absenteeism. To learn more, click here. 

The Collaborative for Student Success spotlights the innovative Learner Engagement and Attendance Program being leveraged in 15 Connecticut school districts to address chronic absenteeism, help families tackle obstacles to schooling following the pandemic, and ultimately get kids re-engaged in learning. For more information on LEAP, click here. 

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is investing $500,000 in federal relief funds to create a comprehensive school board training institute, which includes two years of ongoing coaching for participating board members. Click here to learn more. 

K 12 Recovery Using Federal Funds to Drive Improved Student Outcomes

Education leaders from the Collaborative for Student Success, the Education Trust, Communities in Schools, 50CAN, and the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University discuss bright spots in K-12 recovery and share where bold investments are already resulting in expanded opportunities for students.

National education leaders raise the alarm aobut the need for a renewed focus on improving K-12 science education in America.