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Federal schooling division approves Connecticut’s plan for $1.1 billion in class funding

The U.S. Division of Training introduced on Friday the approval of Connecticut’s plan for the newest spherical of $1.1 billion federal {dollars} earmarked for public colleges.

The division additionally launched the final of American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary College Emergency Aid funds to the state, totaling $369.4 million. A 3rd of the funding was on maintain till state plans have been authorized.

“I’m excited to announce approval of Connecticut’s plan,” stated Miguel Cardona, the U.S. Secretary of Training and former commissioner of the Connecticut State Division of Training, in an announcement.

“The approval of those plans allows states to obtain very important, extra American Rescue Plan funds to rapidly and safely reopen colleges for full-time, in-person studying; meet college students’ tutorial, social, emotional, and psychological well being wants; and tackle disparities in entry to instructional alternative that have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic,” he stated.

Connecticut included 5 broad classes of precedence in its plan: studying and enrichment, household and group connections, pupil and instructor social-emotional and psychological well being, schooling know-how, and constructing protected and wholesome colleges.

The state schooling division launched its plan for the $110 million state set-aside in June, which went towards summer season applications, a full return to in-person studying, tutorial assist for college kids, workforce improvement and extra.

Different highlights embrace a state mannequin Okay-8 curricula, tutoring for college kids with disabilities, expanded instructor certification pathways, and partnerships with community-based psychological well being companies.

Native districts’ plans have been because of the state early final week.