$1.2 Billion in Funds Being Allocated To Assess Covid Impacts On NJ Students, Educators

Governor Murphy and the NJ Department of Education Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan unveiled “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives to expand the state’s efforts to identify and address the academic and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s students and educators. 

As part of the effort, the Murphy administration will be making $1.2 billion in federal relief funds available to school districts, including grants dedicated specifically to research-based instructional and mental health interventions. Additionally, Governor Murphy said that he is requesting that the US Department of Education waive federal requirements to administer statewide assessments to students this spring.

Education and mental health professionals have noted repeatedly that the Covid-19 pandemic and accompanying lockdowns had serious negative effects on thousands of students across New Jersey, with many students falling far behind in their academic progress due to school closures and mental health emergencies among youth skyrocketing as they suffer from the effects of social isolation.

It is hoped and expected that the funds being allocated toward academics and mental health will reverse those negative effects and bring students up to par in their academics and stability in their mental health.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. is that billion with a B for an assessmant which many of us know the answers too
    and the gov wants us ” to take guidelines & directons from inefficient bureaucracy’s
    its stories like these and spending 600 grand per bed in the weschester
    hospital tents; hard to be believed look it up 142 million for approx 270 beds ( which werent used, but forget that part)

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