On September 13, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that it will allocate roughly $50 million in funding to States for literacy interventions and supports; expand school capacity by building a diverse educator workforce and infusing new tutors and mentors into schools; support evidence-based strategies to reduce chronic absenteeism in schools; and support states in leveraging funding through President Biden’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to meet the growing mental health and safety needs of students.
The National Partnership for Student Success also released new data showing that America’s K-12 schools have added 78,000 tutors to help accelerate student learning recovery.
In response, Accelerate released the following statement:
“America’s K-12 schools are investing in critical strategies to address learning recovery, but there’s still a long way to go. Accelerate is heartened to see the White House prioritize high-impact tutoring for all students. The research shows tutoring is one of our best tools to help kids recover the ground they lost during the pandemic. Today’s announcement demonstrates that our nation’s leaders are continuing to make high-dosage tutoring a priority, and it’s a signal to schools and districts that they should do the same.” — Nakia Towns, Chief Operating Officer at Accelerate