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Marguerite Roza discusses how school districts should use federal COVID-19 relief funds to improve student outcomes

BY debraabritt
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Marguerite Roza
Posted January 26, 2022 by Reason Foundation

During the first year of the pandemic, Congress funneled $204 billion in emergency K-12 education dollars to the states through the CARES act, CRRSA acts, and ARP spending measures. This sum is more than double the amount spent on K-12 education by the Obama administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Marguerite Roza has followed how and where school districts are deploying their emergency funds. In this interview with Jude Schwalbach at Reason Foundation, she urges leaders to stay laser-focused on the emergency funds’ true purpose: ameliorating learning loss and getting kids back on track.

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