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Communities and the American Rescue Plan Act

Planning and Investing in Children's Recovery From the Pandemic

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The passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has provided school districts with essential funds to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. With this influx of funds, it’s necessary to ensure thoughtful planning to effectively invest these new resources. High-poverty districts, in particular, will have significant resources to help students recover academically, socially, and emotionally from the pandemic.

Please join the Center for American Progress and experts from across the education field to discuss the need for creativity, collaboration with communities, and thoughtful planning as school systems prepare to spend ARPA funding during the three or more years it will be available. The event will also highlight ideas from CAP’s proposal for an Opportunity and Counseling Corps to address academic, social, and emotional effects of the pandemic through evidence-based efforts such as tutoring and counseling.

We would love to hear your questions. Please submit any questions for our distinguished panel via email at CAPeventquestions@americanprogress.org or on Twitter using #QualityEdChat. Live captioning will be available on Zoom and on the YouTube livestream.

Introductory Remarks:
Jaiden Blancaflor, Student, GLSEN National Student Council Member

Panelists:
Jasmine Gripper, Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Education
Matthew A. Kraft, Associate Professor of Education and Economics, Brown University
Pedro Martinez, Superintendent of Schools, San Antonio Independent School District
Karen Hawley Miles, CEO, Education Resource Strategies

Moderator:
Neil Campbell, Director of Innovation, K-12 Education, Center for American Progress