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The New Reality Roundup | Week 50

It is week 50 of our new reality and the debate over the right path forward for K-12 education in America shows no signs of slowing down.

Local advocates are advancing key education policies at state houses across the country while the Biden administration presses forward on an unprecedented $130 billion in additional educational aid to the states. The outcome of these legislative sessions and the way those federal dollars are spent will go a long way towards determining how well we meet the growing needs of 74 million K-12 students.

One important question under debate is what to do about summer, which we explored in our video interview with TennesseeCAN Executive Director Victor Evans in the last roundup and in the follow-up forum on tutoring as an emergency response. We also had a chance to take stock of what we learned in our 2020 policy campaigns with our new CANnual report.

This week, we focus on what it will take to provide every family with the option of in-person learning and how we can ensure that the funding we are providing to schools is equitably distributed.

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