How are You Using ESSER Funds to Address Educator Shortages in Your Community?
AACTE has heard about several educator preparation programs and local school districts partnering together to utilize Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds to help address the teacher shortage in their communities. Now, we want to hear from you. Please take a moment to complete this short survey to share how you are using ESSER funds to place teacher candidates in local classrooms to help with the transition back to in-person learning.
Last year, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act, which included more than $125 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund. These funds are being used by state educational agencies and school districts to reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students. The funds can be utilized in a number of ways including to support residency models, grow-your-own programs, and other innovative approaches to develop a pathway into teaching.
AACTE is excited about the work you are doing and would like to help publicize it. So please take a moment to complete the survey.
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