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New York School Officials Announce Summer Plan To Make Up For Lost Learning

Alan Levine

New York state school officials released a proposal for making up academic learning lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly $9 billion dollars in federal funding will be made available to support summer school programs and more.

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund plan will require Congress’ approval and be supported by federal American Rescue Plan money.

Bill Heidenreich, president of the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents, said the plan provides a much needed investment in education.

The plan lists the main priorities as offering summer programs to make up lost instruction time, closing academic performance gaps, tutoring and providing emotional support for students.

More than a half-billion dollars will help Long Island schools.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.