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Reversing COVID-related Learning Loss

Concerning measures to address student learning loss occurring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The bill directs the department of education (department) to identify educational products, strategies, and services that have demonstrated effectiveness in identifying and reversing student learning loss that has been caused by the suspension of in-person learning. The department must create and maintain a resource bank of examples of educational products, explanations of and instructions for implementing strategies and educational services, and models of professional development programs related to using the products and implementing the strategies and services. School districts, boards of cooperative services, and charter schools may submit information to the department concerning products, strategies, and services that they have used with success, and the department must include them in the resource bank. The department must also provide information concerning public or private nonprofit entities that school districts, boards of cooperative services, and charter schools may work with in providing student support. The bill also directs the department, to the extent possible within existing resources, to provide technical assistance to school districts and charter schools upon request.The bill directs the board of cooperative services that administers the statewide supplemental online and blended learning program (administering BOCES) to partner with local public education agencies for delivery of supplemental online learning recovery courses for students in elementary and secondary schools. The administering BOCES and local public education agencies are also directed to partner with nonprofit entities and community-based organizations to expand the availability of, and students' access to, supplemental online learning recovery courses. The administering BOCES and the local public education agencies must provide information concerning the availability of the learning recovery courses and other supplemental online courses.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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