The newly enacted federal law in response to the coronavirus crisis provides a huge relief package for K-12 and higher education programs, early childhood education as well as many providers of after school or summer programs. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act education funding is available to states and districts that have had to close schools and are continuing education remotely.
States and districts are already in receipt of CARES Act K-12 funds. The specific amounts have already been estimated for each state and district. At a critical time for schools who are continuing to adapt to different methods of delivering lessons, It’s clear that everything needs to be done to make sure that the playing field stays level, that students are engaged and that no child is being left behind or excluded.
Funding is being distributed through the $13.5 billion Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. It’s currently being distributed to Districts based on their Title I allocation. These funds can be used for a broad variety of activities, and are specifically aimed at equity and ensuring that we’re closing the gap for learners.
Recently three of our products - EquatIO, WriQ and Fluency Tutor were awarded the Tech and Learning Awards of Excellence for Remote Learning. These awards recognize the work of technology providers, whose solutions were key to delivering continuous learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.
As we navigate meeting the needs of students during the pandemic, CARES Act Funding has allowed us to put tools like Read&Write and EquatIO in place to support our students at various levels.
Watch this webinar recording where we join Texthelpers Jason Carroll & Jodi Burr as they explore ways you can use the funds to help all students access learning, close the gap for learners and how you can use technology for teaching and learning in a remote setting.