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Public Education, Pre-K to Third

The American Rescue Plan, as well as the major relief bills that preceded it, contain numerous provisions that apply to public education. Many of these funding and policy prescriptions are changing the education is delivered to young children.

GENERAL SUMMARIES AND GUIDANCE

GENERAL ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

STATE RECOMMENDATIONS AND ACTIONS

Texas (07/13/2021)ESSER Funding Opportunities, Early Matters

Michigan (06/08/2021)American Rescue Plan Proposal School Aid Great Start Readiness Program – Serve All Eligible Children, State Budget Office

Louisiana (05/04/21) Louisiana Department of Education and Ochsner Health Launch Virtual Therapy Program for Educators and Support Staff, Louisiana Believes  

Alabama (04/2021) Montgomery City-County COVID Early Learning Acceleration Fund, Alabama School Readiness Alliance 

Pennsylvania (04/09/21) How to Use American Rescue Act Funds to Help Students, Public Citizens for Children and Youth 

Oregon (03/10/21) Budget Request for Summer Learning and Enrichment Opportunities (includes grants for pre-k and child care), Oregon Department of Education 

  

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