April 12, 2022

Funding Resources for Investing in Student Success

As we approach the end of the school year, district leaders nationwide are investing their remaining funds in evidence-based strategies that are proven to help students succeed in academics and beyond. Attendance is fundamental to student success, and yet an attendance crisis is upon us. Fortunately, federal funding is available to leverage and keep students on track for success.

We’ve gathered resources that you might find helpful as you consider how to invest your end of year funds in a way that will maximize student and schools success next year.

A Chalkbeat toolkit for tracking COVID relief spending by schools by Mark Barnum

Wondering how districts across the country, including yours, have been investing their federal funding or are planning to spend it? You’ll find information on state-specific and national funding plans in this article.

Covid Relief Playbook: Smart Strategies for Investing Federal Funding  by Phyllis W. Jordan, Associate Director at FutureEd

In this playbook, FutureEd highlights 18 evidence-based practices that have delivered improvements in instructional quality, school climate, student attendance, or student achievement—and sometimes all four. 

Fostering Change with Evidence-Based Strategies for Improvement Keynote by Phyllis W. Jordan, Associate Director at FutureEd

Phyllis Jordan presents the latest research on how the pandemic has impacted our schools and how the recent influx of funding can be best used to mitigate the numerous challenges.

K-Shaped Recovery Continues to Leave Millions of Students Behind by Attendance Works

McKinsey & Company published a report highlighting a troubling increase in chronic absenteeism nationwide, and this article provides a summary of the full report as well as some strategies to connect with students and families to help mitigate chronic absenteeism.

Present Danger: Solving the Deepening Student Absenteeism Crisis  by Phyllis W. Jordan, Associate Director at FutureEd

This report provides a detailed examination of pandemic attendance trends in five school districts serving nearly 450,000 students, suggesting that student absenteeism has been far greater during the pandemic than previously reported. The report also offers recommendations for turning around chronic absenteeism and reengaging students.

Webinar: Closing the Student Attendance Gap 

National experts discussed the absenteeism crisis, its consequences, and strategies for using federal Covid relief aid to address it. Moderated by FutureEd Director Thomas Toch, the panel included:

  • Emily Bailard, CEO, EveryDay Labs
  • Hedy Chang, executive director, Attendance Works
  • Phyllis Jordan, report author and editorial director, FutureEd
  • Charlene Russell-Tucker, acting commissioner, Connecticut State Department of Education

See how EveryDay Labs aligns to available funding resources, and visit our website to learn more about our proven effective attendance solutions! 

Getting students on track starts with attendance. We can help.