FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions … – US Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education
When President Biden took office, fewer than half of K-12 schools were fully open for in-person learning. Today, thanks to the President’s swift actions and historic investments, every school in America is open safely for in-person instruction. Since Day One, President Biden has worked to help every school accelerate academic achievement, open safely for in-person instruction, and build communities where all students feel they belong.
Today, the Administration is building on its extensive record of investment in K-12 public schools and announcing additional actions to improve instruction and accelerate academic success nationwide as students begin the new school year. The announcements include actions to:
This is all part of the U.S. Department of Education’s “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” effort to transform education and bring parents, teachers, community leaders, and students together around what truly works—based on decades of experience and research—to advance educational equity and excellence.
“As students across America head back to school, the Biden-Harris administration is building upon our efforts to ensure students’ academic success and meet our collective need, as a country, to Raise the Bar in education,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “To address years of decline in core areas like math and literacy, made worse by challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s vital for schools to focus relentlessly on strengthening instruction, providing targeted supports such as extended learning time, and working intentionally with families and caregivers to ensure our children and youth are present and fully engaged in school. From continued investments to strengthen literacy instruction, to exciting progress towards recruiting 250,000 tutors and mentors through the National Partnership for Student Success, to historic support for students’ mental health and wellness, the Department of Education will continue to partner with educators, school leaders, and state and local education officials to increase successful academic outcomes for all students.”
Today’s announcements include:
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