We are in the process of writing our response to a proposed rule making by the U.S. Department of Education which would look at the 2017 MSAP grantee cohort to evaluate student outcomes. Our position is that this cohort has not yet completed its cycle, and that the current academic year poses obvious challenges to thorough evaluation. Accordingly, we will urge that the Department extend its assessment. The deadline for filing is in early July, and MSA will keep its members informed of any results.
We remain actively involved with a coalition led by the NEA to add to COVID funding for the “Homework Gap.” The legislation seeks to provide internet access for the 12 million students nationwide who are unable to learn remotely because they have no internet access at home. The House and the Senate are debating different levels of