American Rescue Plan To Help Homeless Children and Youth Depends on States Distribution of Funds


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 29, 2021)---there are more than 2 million homeless children and youth across America.  Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released nearly $600 million in funding under the American Rescue Plan Act’s Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) program to support students experiencing homelessness. But funds distributions…

Readout: White House and Department of Education Listening Session with Educators with Disabilities


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 22, 2021)--- Today, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, White House Office of Public Engagement Associate Director Emily Voorde, and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Deputy Assistant Secretary Katy Neas met with public educators from the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. All…

U.S. Department of Education Approves Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio, and Oklahoma Plans for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $418 Million


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 15, 2021)---On Wednesday, July 7, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of the  American Rescue Plan's for elementary and Secondary Schools in five key voting states to reopen schools safely.  The States can now use their  American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School…

NIH Grant Supports Clinical Trial to Determine if Video Games Can Relieve Late-Life Depression


CONNECTICUT (July 12, 2021)--- UConn Health will participate in a two-site study with University of Utah Health scientists led by Dr. Sarah Shizuko Morimoto who have received a five-year, $7.5-million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. UConn Health will participate in a two-site study with University of Utah Health…

Biden Delivers Remarks At 2021 National Education Association Annual Meeting


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 3, 2021)---President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the 2021 National Education Association Annual meeting. 5:19 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everyone.  They tell me there are a few people out there watching.  (Laughter.) MS. PRINGLE:  A couple thousand. THE PRESIDENT:  A couple thousand.But, look, before I begin my…

How to best support and protect young children during COVID-19? Some lessons learned


CITY OF WASHINGTON (June 22, 2021)---Young children and their families have been particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. A survey of caregivers during COVID-19  in Pakistan found that emotional well-being of some children deteriorated significantly, particularly for those from poorest households and with parents also experiencing distress. In Kenya, during the…