The Governor’s Emergency Education Fund Relief (GEER) and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) - Shared screen with speaker view
Summary of USED guidance on GEER: https://educationcounsel.com/?publication=summary-of-the-availability-of-funding-through-the-governors-emergency-education-relief-geer-fund
Bellwether recommendations on GEER: https://bellwethereducation.org/sites/default/files/Policy-brief_Governors-Emergency-Education-Relief-Fund_Bellwether-Education-Partners.pdf
From Nancy Jost in MN:
The Governor and Lt. Governor asked that GEER dollars be used to:• Prioritizing technology for K-12 students to assist their learning.• Summer school programming for students who need additional support over the summer months.• Wrap-around supports like those students would receive in a full-service community school.• A portion of the GEER funds will also support students in higher education including critical technology needs of students, Minnesota Tribal Colleges, and strengthening equity in education through targeted support of teacher preparation programs and postsecondary faculty.This was in an email I received today.
From Elizabeth: Here is the Enhanced Guidance and Health and Safety Practices for Child Care and Early Childhood Professionals https://www.newmexicokids.org/wp-content/uploads/2020.5.11-Early-Childhood-Health-and-Safety-Guidance.pdf
Bellwether resource on ESSER: https://bellwethereducation.org/sites/default/files/Policy-brief_Elementary-Secondary-School-Emergency-Relief-Fund_Bellwether-Education-Partners.pdf?forcedownload=true&_=6eb33586f3144e0eb55f79c2cee9500e
Summary of ESSER guidance: https://educationcounsel.com/?publication=summary-of-the-availability-of-funding-through-the-elementary-and-secondary-school-emergency-relief-esser-fund
From Maine re GEER and ESSER: https://mainedoenews.net/2020/05/04/media-release-maine-department-of-education-awarded-cares-act-funding-to-support-maine-schools/
So helpful, thanks Sara!
From MN: Minnesota’s Governor announced how his administration is planning to spend CARES and GEER funding to address needs of children and families after working with state early childhood advocates: https://mn.gov/governor/news/#/detail/appId/1/id/432146
All links in the chat will be shared in the summary that will be sent out on Monday.