Three Years In, American Rescue Plan Buoys Students and Educators

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President Biden at the National Education Association in Washington, DC in September 2022.

President Biden faced deeply complicated problems from the day he took office in January 2021. Many Americans were struggling and suffering at the height of the pandemic.

But even as the administration worked to jump start life-saving medical research, keep businesses afloat, and help vulnerable families and individuals, the needs of students and educators were front and center.

The administration’s American Rescue Plan set aside nearly $170 billion for public schools—the School Rescue Funds. It is the single largest-ever investment in education.

Read more from NEA.org marking the third anniversary of this critical law and sharing examples of how school districts across the country have used American Rescue Plan funds.

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