During visits to Wyoming schools this week I met with students and parents to gather stakeholder input about using the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds, as required by law. The conversations were insightful and sincere. Thank you for generously scheduling the visits and welcoming me into schools. It is always an honor.
Monthly data from the NAEP 2021 School Survey were released for March – Wyoming is included.
Broadband Assistance Program for Families
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is managing an assistance program to ensure all students have access to broadband internet. More information about who qualifies and how to participate can be found here.
Several new resources of note:
- The Education Commission of the States (ECS) will host a webinar series, Data Privacy Lessons from the Pandemic Virtual Series.
- A newly developed website, HelpKidsRecover.org, provides local and state leaders with evidence-based practices for implementing quality afterschool and summer enrichment programs and help meet the American Rescue Plan (ARP) goals of addressing students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs.
May is Military Appreciation Month
Plan ahead for next school year. This website is a good tool to help organize school or district support for current military members, veterans, and families in your community.
Memos to be released on Monday, May 17: