I ran across an interesting document that may be insightful as we navigate a post-COVID school environment. The Fordham Institute released The Acceleration Imperative this week, an open-source, evidence-based document created with input from dozens of current and former chief academic officers, scholars, and others with deep expertise and experience in high-performing, high-poverty elementary schools to help address unfinished learning in elementary grades. This resource is a living document that will continue to evolve with the input of readers. Practitioners can download and use it as a starting point or an aid for their own planning purposes, share their comments and experiences, and suggest edits for it on a new wiki-style website, www.caocentral.wiki.
Members of the Wyoming Legislature continue to whittle down hundreds of bills as they approach the final full week of the session. School funding remains front and center in the debate with the House and Senate proposing different versions of funding legislation. Watch the session, committee meetings, and read bills at https://wyoleg.gov/ .
Included in this week’s memos is information about new federal funds (ARP, ESSER3, ARP-ESSER – a common acronym has not been established yet).
Wyoming’s 2021 Teacher of the Year (WTOY) Alexis Barney plus other district TOYs visited the Capitol. Alexis was given “privilege of the floor” and eloquently advocated for teachers and education.
Memos to be released today: