September 16, 2021

Addressing the Impact of Lost Instructional Time Using ARP Funds

The U.S. Department of Education published a list of evidence-based strategies and resources school districts can use to address the impact of lost instructional time through ARP funds.

Addressing Lost Instructional Time

In March, the U.S. Department of Education announced allocations to each state educational agency under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund, totaling $122 billion in relief for K-12 schools. Under this funding, districts are directed to use at least 20% of their funds to address the impact of lost instructional using evidence-based interventions.

Strategies to Address Lost Instructional Time

To support districts in this work, the Department released “Strategies for Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Address the Impact of Lost Instructional Time,” a resource to support educators as they implement, refine, and work to continuously improve their strategies for supporting students. This release is part of a series of steps the Biden Administration has taken to help schools recover from the pandemic and build back better.

The Return to School Roadmap

The Department also released a Return to School Roadmap. Each section of the Roadmap provides strategies, resources, and tools for meeting the needs of underserved students by:

    • building trust with families and supporting safe in-person learning,
    • supporting students’ social, emotional, and mental health needs,
    • utilizing approaches for accelerated learning, including high-quality tutoring,
    • supporting students during key transitions and their reengagement in learning, and
    • using high-quality assessments to support student learning.

Learn More

For more information and resources, including a checklist for families, read the full press release. For more news, visit our news page or subscribe to our newsletter.