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Navigating federal  funding in 2021

Funds are here to support urgent K-12 priorities, including learning recovery. We'd love to talk to you about how Paper helps districts like yours provide high-dosage tutoring at scale.

The latest American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act allocates $130 billion for states to disburse to K-12, and expands upon provisions in the CARES Act and CRRSA Act.

Districts have the flexibility to use these funds for anything from pandemic-related safety costs to addressing socioemotional needs to supporting teachers. Notably, at least 20% of the ARP Act funds must be used by LEAs to address learning loss.

Approved uses for federal funds

Some underlying objectives of the CARES, CRRSA and ARP Act funds and how Paper helps meet them.

APPROVED USES OF FUNDS

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Addressing learning loss with evidence-based practices

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Providing supplemental after-school and summer learning programs

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Assisting parents and families in supporting students, including in distance learning

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Addressing the unique needs of underserved students, e.g. low-income students & ELLs

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Aiding in substantive educational interaction between students and their teachers

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Helping principals and other leaders monitor and address engagement and needs

THE PAPER SOLUTION

icon-circle-tick-fillHigh-dosage tutoring is shown to fight learning loss and accelerate learning. Paper helps districts provide it at scale.

icon-circle-tick-fillStudents can access 24/7 unlimited support from trained tutors, including after-school and the summer.
icon-circle-tick-fillParents and families get reliable, on-demand learning support for students in any subject thanks to their district.
icon-circle-tick-fillPaper provides multilingual tutoring at no cost to students, ensuring equal opportunities for success.
icon-circle-tick-fillTeachers can personalize assignments on Paper and stay in the loop on students’ tutoring sessions and progress.
icon-circle-tick-fillAdministrators get visibility into usage, engagement, and opportunities for site and district-wide intervention.

An in-depth look at how districts are meeting these goals with Paper

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High-dosage tutoring for learning loss

Paper aligns with the evidence-based HDT model shown to help schools and districts accelerate learning.

Why HDT?

Mounting research suggests that HDT programs are K-12’s best bet for addressing the COVID-slide—especially if the programs meet these criteria.

While effective, it is challenging for districts to deploy on their own. Districts can ideally leverage funds for programs that help scale HDT.

Learn how you can implement evidence-based HDT that is scalable, equitable, and cost-effective here.

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See how Paper meets research-backed criteria for effective HDT programs

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How districts like yours are leveraging funds

Ready to take the next step?

We'd love to discuss how you can use federal funds to provide equitable, evidence-based support for learning recovery.

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Sources and additional reading


Funds are distributed to states using the Title I formula under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA).

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