Friday, May 14, 2021

David Knight, assistant professor of education finance and policy, wrote about the three things state education agencies could be doing right now in a recent op-ed published by The Hill. Knight and his co-author argue that state education agencies have an important role for ensuring school reopenings run efficiently and equitably, particularly considering the billions of dollars earmarked for education through the Biden Administration's stimulus bills. They argue that state efforts have the potential of leveraging stimulus funds to create more equitable public education systems across the nation. Among their recommendations, they advise that state education agencies engage in long-term planning and evaluation processes to ensure that funds reach students disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.