How Districts Can Use Relief Funds to Help the Students Most in Need

Districts can put the federal dollars to good use for students experiencing homelessness

by Joseph Bishop & Debra Duardo for Education Week — April 22, 2021



The American Rescue Plan is a historic funding opportunity that will likely be used by districts to focus on learning acceleration for low-income students. However, we must also prioritize funding for students experiencing homelessness, who have historically been furthest from opportunity. In order to best support this student population, schools must leverage these funds in specific ways.

To learn more about how districts can utilize federal funds to better assist students experiencing homelessness, read the full article in EdWeek.

Joseph Bishop is the director of the Center for the Transformation of Schools in the School of Education & Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles.


Debra Duardo is the superintendent of schools for Los Angeles county.