R1CC Regional Resource Round-Up: June 30

It’s hard to believe, but summer is upon us! It is exciting to see the restaurants and stores opening in the region, and we are looking forward to more opportunities to see friends and family in person.

Over the past year, Region 1 states (ME, MA, NH, VT) have faced multiple, multifaceted challenges, and we know that SEA staff will continue to grapple with these challenges over the summer months. To support our states during this crucial time, every other week, we will be sharing a summary of new resources and supports focused on priority topics for our region. We’re calling this the R1CC Regional Resource Round-Up. The post is a quick, easy-to-scan summary of events and resources relevant to your state context.

Without further ado, here’s the inaugural round-up as we close out June. 

Learning Opportunities

New Department of Education Resources

  • ARP ESSER Applications. Last week, the Department of Education posted the first 28 ARP ESSER State Plan Applications describing how states plan to use ARP funds to support students and the safe and sustained reopening of schools.
  • New Report: The Department of Education released a new report highlighting the disparate impacts COVID-19 has had on underserved communities. Last week, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a new report responding to the President’s Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers.
  • New Update to Monthly School Survey Dashboard on Reopening of Schools. The April update of national statistics on school reopening and modes of instruction offered to students from the Institute of Education Sciences is now available. This School Survey Dashboard provides insights into learning opportunities offered by schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will contribute to IES's response to the Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers.  Results from this new pilot survey will also be available for analyzing the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data—contributing additional contextual factors for understanding educational outcomes of the nation's fourth- and eighth-grade students. The survey is scheduled to collect data five times, once a month, from February through June of 2021. See more information about the sample and how to interpret results.

Latest R1CC News

New Comprehensive Center Network Resources

Supporting the Educator Workforce

Share Your Voice

  • Request for Information on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools, Colleges and Universities, and Early Childhood Education Providers. The Department of Education welcomes lessons learned and best practices from the field for consideration for the Safer Schools and Campuses Clearinghouse, including those with an educational equity focus.

    Submissions should be sent via email to: Bestpracticesclearinghouse@ed.gov. Please find additional submission information in the Federal Register notice.


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