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Special Edition: The New Reality Roundup | Week 80

It is week 80 of our new reality. While some districts across the country have released detailed spending plans and budgets to the public, in most school districts we have no idea whether the tens of billions of dollars in emergency federal funds are being well spent.

That needs to change.

Securing transparency won’t be easy. That’s why across the 50CAN network, we are undertaking a coordinated advocacy campaign to ensure a parent’s right to know how districts will spend federal funds–line by line and dollar by dollar.

Last time in the New Reality Roundup, we made the case for a quality virtual option to keep learning happening despite quarantines, and spoke to Doug Lemov and Steven Farr on the importance of keeping great instruction going no matter what disruptions we face this school year.

Today, we outline a plan of action on district transparency and accountability to parents with a spotlight on the work already underway in Georgia.

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The 50CAN network grows every year to include more CANs, affiliates, fellowship communities, neighborhood initiatives and more. Here’s a peek at where we work.

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