Last week, the Biden Administration signed its first major law — and it’s a big one: $1.9 trillion in spending with additional stimulus checks going to millions of Americans, child tax credits for families, and funding to pull millions of Americans out of poverty. It also includes a lot of funding for schools that could be transformative — or just absorbed as business as usual. Whether and how America’s students benefit from the aid package is an open question. How should states, cities, and schools use this funding to go from pandemic to progress? How can education leaders use this boost in funding to innovate and support students, especially those who live on the margins? And what are the key lessons from the last big education recovery bill during the Great Recession in 2009.
On Wednesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. ET, join Bellwether’s Andy Rotherham and education leaders to discuss the possibilities for schools.
- Phil Bredesen, Chairman of the Board and President, Clearloop and former Governor of Tennessee, 2003-2011
- Lillian Lowery, Vice President of Student and Teacher Assessments, Educational Testing Services and former State Superintendent of Schools, Maryland and Secretary of Education, Delaware
- Deborah Gist, Superintendent, Tulsa Public Schools
- Ken Wagner, Senior Advisor for AnLar, NCTQ, and kmkwagner Advisory, and former Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, Rhode Island
- Andy Rotherham, Co-Founder & Partner, Bellwether Education Partners (moderator)
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