Summer is officially here and for most students across the country, school is out. That doesn’t mean, however, that education and the continued efforts to recover from the school shutdowns have any less relevance to parents and families seeking to get their children back on track.
Last time in the New Reality Roundup, we dove into two states–Mississippi and New York–to examine their use of Covid-19 relief funding over the past two years, with Mississippi posting historic gains in academics and New York City in the midst of a budget crisis as the federal funding runs out.
This week, we look at new polling from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and how to scale up our support for students to match the size of their learning losses.
We will be taking a break from the summer New Reality Roundup and the newsletter will return to your inboxes on Monday, July 25.
FROM THE FIELD
HawaiiKidsCAN Executive Director David Miyashiro joined Hawaii Now to promote his student-led gubernatorial forum that aired on local television on June 16. The forum gave K-12 students from across the islands the opportunity to ask questions of candidates vying for the governor’s office.
50CAN National Voices Fellow Cooper Conway was featured on both the Young Voices policy podcast and Nashville’s Hub City Podcast, speaking about the merits of school choice. “I had four different options for high school–I decided to stay at my private school, because it worked better for me. I enjoyed the morals, I was growing in my faith at the time …I’m so thankful I had the choice.” Cooper told the host.
Moment of Resilience
ConnCAN Executive Director Subira Gordon gathers with Governor Ned Lamont and members of the Black and Puerto Rican caucus for the signing of a bill that made Juneteenth a holiday in the Nutmeg State. The bill signing was conducted on a dock in New London, floating in front of a replica of the slave ship Amistad.