The GSP Monthly Dispatch – April 2021

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The recently-signed American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act included $122 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). This represents the largest-ever one-time federal investment in education. It also presents an unparalleled opportunity to not only reopen, but also to reimagine our schools.

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Visit our event calendar for a full list of upcoming events.

Make the Most of ESSER: Ideas and Insights By and For District Leaders

We invite superintendents, assistant superintendents, and other key district decision-makers to join us for a discussion-based exchange of ideas and insights on how to make the most of ESSER funding.

Session 1: April 22 @ 9 AM
Session 2: April 29 @ 2 PM
Where: Virtual, via Zoom
Cost: Free

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Session 1 | Session 2

Understanding Leads to Change: Exploring Racism in Ourselves, Our Schools, and Our Country

If we are to become anti-racist and pursue educational equity in our communities, we must first understand the depth, complexities, and power of racism and white supremacy in our country.

Date: April 27, 2021
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM EDT
Where: Virtual, via Zoom
Cost: $125

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Reopening Schools Equitably: Centering Authentic Student and Teacher Relationships

Join us for a session focused on ensuring that student-student and student-educator relationships are at the heart of your school as you prepare to open for the 2021-22 school year.

Date: May 19, 2021
Time: 3:00-4:15 PM EDT
Where: Virtual, via Zoom
Cost: Free

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ESSER and ARP: Possibility Just Took Center Stage

“With these dollars—even recognizing that much of this funding will need to be spent on previously ignored infrastructure concerns including better air circulation, stronger technology components, and safe physical spaces—we can create an opportunity to fundamentally redesign learning.”

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On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. Among the assistance measures: $122 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER).

This number is almost too large to fathom, so let’s break it down into per-pupil spending.

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