House Introduces the HEROES Act

May 12 proved to be a significant day for Congress’ response to the pandemic. In addition to NIH Infectious Diseases Institute Chief and White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci testifying before the Senate HELP Committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) introduced a $3 trillion COVID-19 Relief Package that included significant educational funding…

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Professional development vouchers are not what educators need

Learning Forward has long worked to ensure that all educators, particularly those serving students with the highest needs, have access to high-quality professional learning that aligns to the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning. Because of our efforts to educate the field about what works, professional learning is shifting away from workshops and one-off sessions…

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Federal Government Response to COVID-19 Targets Education, Distance Learning

Last week, Congress approved and the President signed into law the CARES Act, the third legislative package to address the COVID-19 national emergency. This $2 trillion package contained more than $30 billion in funding for education overall, including a new Education Stabilization Fund that will provide more than $13 billion in flexible funding for K-12…

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What schools and districts are getting right during the Coronavirus closures

In a recent webinar, Preparing educators for school closings and a new learning environment, Learning Forward asked educators what their districts or schools were doing right when it came to supporting them during this unprecedented period of quarantines and school closures. More than 70 educators responded, showing us what districts are doing right and what…

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