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K-12 “toolbox”

School districts across Illinois have received a “toolbox” of recommendations for helping teachers and students rebound from lost learning after a year of interruptions during the COVID 19 pandemic.

The P-20 Council’s Learning Renewal Resource Guide includes ideas such as lengthening the school day and academic year, ways to increase pre-K and kindergarten enrollment, and increasing year-round staffing.

The guidance was unveiled by state officials along with a boost of $7 billion in federal stimulus funding from the American Rescue Plan Act approved by Congress, which they said would be sent directly to school districts across the state.

Read more here from Joyce Foundation grantee Advance Illinois.

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