On March 23, 50CAN Founder and CEO Marc Porter Magee hosted a forum with local advocacy leaders from across the country on the new $190 billion of federal stimulus funding for K-12 education. Participants discussed the importance of transparency in how the money is spent and how it can be used to transform our education systems to better meet the needs of students.
Among the highlights:
- HawaiiKidsCAN Executive Director David Miyashiro spoke about the need to be bold, sharing his ideas for eliminating geographic school boundaries, leveraging pods and scaling up personalized tutoring.
- JerseyCAN Executive Director Patricia Morgan stressed how important it is to be grounded in an understanding of learning losses and outlined plans for summer learning programs, social-emotional learning efforts and one-on-one relationship building with students.
- NewMexicoKidsCAN Executive Director Amanda Aragon made the case for transparency and empowering parents with information, stressing that it was imperative to know where dollars are going and what results this federal funding will secure.