Schools spent only 15% of Biden’s student-relief money last school year, analysis shows
Schools have spent only a small fraction of the money earmarked to combat learning loss from the pandemic despite growing evidence that students are struggling to catch up, according to a new analysis.
President Biden released $120 billion through his 2021 virus-relief package to reopen classrooms and help students who fell behind academically. Two-thirds of the money was released within two weeks of the president signing the law.
Yet only 15% of the funding known as ESSER III was spent during the 2021-2022 school year, according to an analysis from...