100 days of the Biden Administration: How the Department of Education has helped more schools to safely reopen and meet the needs of students April 29, 2021 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, Press@ed.gov
  • During the first 100 days of the Biden Administration, the Department of the First Priority of Education (ED) has been to ensure that students can return to schools safely, and have taken significant actions to help schools to reopen Securely for instruction in person, address inequities exacerbated by the pandemic and support the needs of all students, teachers, and staff. In less than three months, the Biden administration has provided unprecedented resources to States and districts to achieve the objective of President Biden to reopen in a safe manner to most K-8 schools for person learning and support Students, families, teachers and staff, and institutions. of higher education during this difficult time. The Biden administration also proposed historical investments to education through the US employment plan, the discretionary budget and the plan of US families, all to lead the country not only through recovery, but to transform our education system to That students of all ages and funds can access opportunities to receive a high quality education and achieve their maximum potential. The Biden administration remains committed to accelerating this critical progress in the reopening efforts of the nation.

    In the first 100 days, the Biden administration has made significant progress in the reopening of schools for person learning. The Administration has:

    Most K-8 schools for learning in person:
  • Approximately half of the average of primary and secondary schools opened full time at person, according to the Institute. of Education Sciences (49 percent as of February 2021). About 80 percent of primary schools and public average offered some kind of person instruction (full time and / or hybrid). Dozens of large school districts, which serve more than two million students, have expanded learning options in person since March 1, including: San Diego, Oakland, Indianapolis, Albuquerque, Minneapolis and Boston.
  • there is a widespread alignment between the data sources, including the IES, Burbio, MCH and the American Enterprise Institute, which shows an upward trend in schools that offer learning in a national level throughout weather.
  • While a significant majority of K-8 schools offer at least some learning in person (full time and / or hybrid) to students throughout the country, access and registration in instruction in Person is not yet the same, with color communities, learning completely remotely at the highest rates compared to their white counterparts. During the next few days and weeks, the department will continue its focus on understanding the fundamental causes of these gaps, including hesitation between parents and students returning to person learning, and addressing those gaps. Ed will also continue to help the States and the districts to use federal funds to accelerate access to learning in person, particularly in unattended communities, and address the gaps in the educational opportunities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

    provided unprecedented resources and support to Prek-12 schools to assist in its reopening efforts: distributed $ 81 billion of $ 122 billion in funds from the plan of Rescue (ARP) of the United States for immediate use this spring and planning ahead for summer and beyond. Through the financing of the Elementary and Secondary School of ARP High School (ESSER), States now have access to unprecedented resources to help them safely reopen schools for learning in person and address the needs of the students. Financing can be used to implement CDC's recommended prevention and mitigation strategies for K-12 schools, meet the social, emotional and mental health needs of students and educators, invest in strategies


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