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Philanthropy’s Role in Accelerating the Federal Investment in School Recovery

When the American Rescue Plan passed in March, America’s educators celebrated. Reopening schools and expanding opportunities and support for students who need it most suddenly seemed within reach. Anu Malipatil and Karen Hawley Miles explore the unique role philanthropy can play in ensuring these short-term dollars lead to sustainable, successful school designs and positive change.

Our Predictions for SY 2021-'22

Setting students up for success is crucial every year, but particularly so following the trauma and disruption caused by the pandemic. Here’s what we predict will be critical in ensuring children can both recover and accelerate in the upcoming academic year.

Op-Ed: Case for Closer School-Home Connections Post-Pandemic

When schools shut down last March, parents suddenly became tutors and teachers. Schools, no longer able to send information home in backpacks, had to find new ways of communicating. These developments accelerated an appreciation of family engagement to a degree hard to imagine a year ago.

Op-Ed: The Post-Pandemic Role of Education Philanthropy

Though the pandemic seems to be coming to its long-awaited conclusion, the months ahead are going to be daunting, Here's how foundations can help as school systems face the dual challenges of learning recovery and acceleration, while supporting students’ academic and socioemotional needs.