How the US Department of Education UU is helping schools to reopen securely and meet the needs of students March 23, 2021 Contact: Press office, (202) 401 -1576, Press@ed.gov
  • Covid-19 It has been devastating for students and families. Despite the heroic work of educators, staff and families, the pandemic has led to an increase in absences, interruptions on opportunities and results of more hungry learning, children and families, and more social isolation. The pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities for low-income history students; Black, Latino, Asian and Native Americans students; English learners; students with disabilities; students who experience lack of housing; and migrant students. That is why the administration of Biden-Harris has launched an aggressive strategy to help schools to reopen safely and equitably, maximize the time of instruction in person and address the academic, social and emotional needs of the students, Including the expansion of opportunities for unattended students.

    Tomorrow, the Department of Education is celebrating a Reopen Summit of the National High School, where school districts can learn virtually one of others in successful reopening strategies and the best way to close the gaps in the Educational opportunities, since they would replace their doors and recover the students. in the classroom. The administration of Biden-Harris has taken several measures to advance in the target of the president of reopening most K-8 schools within the first 100 days of its administration:

    Invests $ 130 billion A Through the US rescue plan to help K -12 schools open quickly and safely, and serve all students

  • the US rescue plan gives States and school resources and the Financial stability and the certainty they need to close budget holes and avoid layoffs for the centers for the mitigation and prevention (CDC) strategies of the disease (CDC), and work to close the gaps on the opportunity that Covid- 19 It has been expanded. The funds in the US rescue plan will allow schools to reopen safely and maintain safe instruction in person; support the academic, social, emotional and mental health needs of the students; and advance in educational equity. Last week, the department announced the amount of funding, each state will receive from the funds of almost $ 122 billion US $ 122 billion (ARP ESSER), and that those funds will begin to be distributed this month.
  • To do and keep our schools safe, funds can be used to implement COVID-19 mitigation strategies, hire custodians and nurses, provide personal protection equipment (PPE) to staff and students who They need it, improve ventilation and invest in other strategies to keep students and personnel safe.
  • The US rescue plan is further realized by ensuring that schools have the resources they need to address the academic, social and emotional needs of students, particularly for unattended students and those affected disproportionately by the pandemic, including students of low-income history, color students, students with disabilities, English learners, students who experience lack of housing, migrant students and students with inadequate H Access to technology. Resources can be used to contract counselors; provide an extended learning time, summer learning and enrichment programs, tutoring and after school; and invest in other strategies based on evidence that accelerate learning while addressing the important social and emotional needs of students.

    was associated with the Department of Health and Human Services to keep students, teachers and school personnel safely

    released volume 1 of the Covid-19 manual

  • In February, the Department launched Volume 1 of the Covid-19 manual, which provides educators and personnel with practical examples, route and tools to implement the CDC K-12 operating strategy for person learning, Including R.
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