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- President Biden’s recently announced a $1.5T federal spending budget, with a large allocation for education funding, among other sectors. (Washington Post, New York Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Politico, NPR, The Guardian)
- To mitigate learning loss and other consequences of the last year, districts across the country are looking to summer school and lengthening the 2021-2 school year. (LA Times, EdSource, LAist, Chalkbeat, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The 74 Million)
- Most districts across the country are either fully or partially reopen for on campus learning (EdSource), and Tennessee begins to tackle the issue of standardized testing. (Chalkbeat)
- Los Angeles Times: High School revisited: Students reflect on their year away from campus *features Locke High School seniors Terrell Weaver and Julio Flores
- New York Times: Does It Hurt Children to Measure Pandemic Learning Loss?
- EdWeek: Miguel Cardona: Schools Must Work to Win Trust of Families of Color as They Reopen