The latest news stories and commentary on education recovery efforts.

Ed Dept offers 18-month extension requests for ARP spending

Daniel Domenech, executive director of AASA, said in a statement the organization is “thrilled” with the clarity the department provided to the timeline school systems have to complete “desperately needed” school facilities projects and HVAC upgrades.

Kara Arundel | K-12 Dive


D.C. background check delays means fewer tutors in schools, groups say

The District’s slow background check process is preventing critical tutoring and after school programs from operating at full-capacity, according to multiple education nonprofit leaders, who say they have prospective employees and volunteers waiting months for clearance to enter school buildings.

Perry Stein | The Washington Post


This Tennessee district’s grow-your-own program is set to eliminate teacher vacancies

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, in partnership with Austin Peay State University, launched the first registered grow-your-own teacher apprenticeship program approved by the U.S. Department of Labor to establish a permanent model in January. Tennessee currently has 65 grow-your-own partnerships, which include 14 educator preparation providers and 63 districts.

Anna Merod | K-12 Dive


With Millions of Kids on the Line, Can Schools Make Tutoring Work?

Tutoring is on the brink of a national inflection point. School districts are channeling big chunks of their federal COVID-relief money into tutoring programs, relying on research that shows that the strategy can be a powerful ally in completing unfinished learning. Billions of dollars—and millions of children—are on the line.

Catherine Gewertz | Education Week