ARP Toolkit: Curated Resources for Navigating Federal COVID Relief Funds

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Education Reform Now has worked to help these various stakeholders, particularly those at the state level, to develop investments in evidence-based interventions that target students most in need

In particular, we’ve emphasized the potential of high-impact tutoring to address students’ missed learning opportunities, provided states with guidance for building statewide programs, and highlighted strategies states are using to increase investment in HIT. 

More recently, we analyzed the extent to which state ARP plans are equitably addressing the pandemic and how states are investing their ARP summer learning funds, providing recommendations for advocates, state officials, and policymakers on how to improve their investments. 

However, we recognize that families, school and district leaders, and policymakers also need more action-oriented tools to guide them in getting the answers they need to make thoughtful, data-informed decisions. 

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Many organizations have been actively developing such tools, so we’re using this midpoint of the ARP funding timeline as an opportunity to share a selection of resources from other organizations that help state-level officials, school and district leaders, and families ensure that ARP funds: 

  • Target students most in need using academic and other data, 
  • Use evidence-based interventions, 
  • Reflect robust stakeholder engagement, 
  • Are evaluated for continuous improvement, and 
  • Planned and actual impacts are clearly and effectively communicated to all stakeholders. 

ARP Funding Infographic