States are investing federal COVID-19 pandemic relief dollars in innovative and impactful ways — and the investments are beginning to pay off. From the nearly $19 billion allocated to state education agencies from K-12 relief funds, states are prioritizing investments in academic recovery, the teacher pipeline and mental health and wellbeing. Learn about the impact of ESSER reserve investments in states across the country here.
How are state education agencies thinking about sustaining impactful investments in math acceleration? Learn how in @CCSSO’s latest Road to Recovery report: bit.ly/3SGSw6S. #StatesLeading
To address the pandemic’s impact on math proficiency, states are using #ESSER set-aside funds for high-quality instructional materials, professional development, assessments, tutoring & out-of-school time programs. Learn more from @CCSSO bit.ly/3SGSw6S.#StatesLeading
Across states, the top investment priority for the ESSER state set-aside is academic recovery. @CCSSO’s latest report explores how states are using federal relief funds to support learning acceleration in math: bit.ly/3SGSw6S. #StatesLeading
.@OHEducation’s Statewide Math and Literacy Tutoring Grant awarded $15 million to colleges and universities from the #ESSER set-aside to train college students to tutor in K-12 schools. Learn how OH and other states are supporting learning acceleration in math: bit.ly/3SGSw6S. #StatesLeading
The @IDSBOE #ESSER-funded math accelerated learning collaboratives provide training & development for K-12 math teachers. The collaboratives help teachers understand and apply evidence-based practices to accelerate learning. Learn more here: bit.ly/3SGSw6S. #StatesLeading
.@La_Believes used its state #ESSER money to expand access to a digital math tool. Among frequent users, 70% at the lowest level of achievement in math improved compared to 45% of nonusers. Learn more from @CCSSO: bit.ly/3SGSw6S. #StatesLeading
States are investing more than $3.2 billion to provide and expand access to high-quality out-of-school time programs, far more than the amount required under the American Rescue Plan. Learn more in @CCSSO’s latest report: bit.ly/3JNn16c. #StatesLeading
State #ESSER funding is supporting a variety of before-school, after-school and summer programs. Focus areas include academics, college/career readiness, kindergarten transition and more. Learn more in @CCSSO’s latest report: bit.ly/3JNn16c. #StatesLeading
.@AlabamaAchieves made up to $101M from #ESSER available to support summer reading academies and provide students 60+ hours of scientifically based reading instruction. Learn more bit.ly/3JNn16c.
In 2022, over 95% of students said they enjoyed their experience in CT summer enrichment programs and almost 50% were even excited to return to school. Learn how @EducateCT is using #ESSER funds to support summer learning at bit.ly/3JNn16c. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
.@georgiadeptofed’s BOOST summer and afterschool grants prioritized funding for communities without existing programs, ensuring critical #ESSER funds reached students that would benefit the most. Learn more bit.ly/3JNn16c. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
Students in @MASchoolsK12’s Acceleration Academies receive at least 20 hours of in-person instruction over one week led by highly effective teachers in groups of no more than 12 students. Learn more bit.ly/3JNn16c. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
Out-of-school time programs can provide learning and enrichment outside of the classroom. [INSERT SEA NAME/HANDLE] is dedicating [INSERT AMOUNT] to [INSERT PROGRAM NAME] to expand access to high-quality before-school, after-school and summer learning programs. Read more in @CCSSO’s new report here bit.ly/3JNn16c. #StatesLeading
#ESSER set-aside funds enabled states to fortify their teacher workforce by strengthening pipelines into the profession, increasing certification & endorsement pathways, & creating new teacher induction and mentorship programs.
Learn more ow.ly/nh4Y50OU1tI. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
SEAs have invested over $1.4 billion of ESSER state set-aside funding to strengthen their educator workforce and support other essential school personnel.
Learn more @CCSSO ow.ly/nh4Y50OU1tI. #StatesLeading
Through the #ESSER-funded Attract, Prepare, Retain grants, @EducateIN is directing $10.6M to support local innovation to improve teacher recruitment, preparation and retention.
Learn more ow.ly/nh4Y50OU1tI. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
.@MissDeptEd directed $9.8M from #ESSER to expand the Mississippi Teacher Residency program, which had 123 residents and is accepting up to 200 more this fall. ow.ly/nh4Y50OU1tI. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
With $50M in #ESSER funding, @MOEducation has made $10,000 grants available to LEAs, EPPs and community colleges in the state to improve teacher recruitment efforts.
Read more ow.ly/nh4Y50OU1tI. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
.@NevadaReady has committed $20.7M in ESSER II funds for the Incentivizing Pathways to Teaching program, which provides financial assistance to pre-service educators in their final semester of their prep program. Learn more ow.ly/nh4Y50OU1tI. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
Leveraging $600K in #ESSER funding, @EducationSC is partnering with @ClemsonUniv to expand the Call Me MISTER program, which will result in 60 additional black male educators by 2024 & increase the number of participating universities. ow.ly/nh4Y50OU1tI. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
Research is conclusive that teachers are the No. 1 school-based factor in student achievement. [INSERT SEA NAME/HANDLE] is dedicating [INSERT AMOUNT] to [INSERT PROGRAM NAME] to better support districts and schools to recruit and retain talented educators. Read more in @CCSSO’s new report here ow.ly/nh4Y50OU1tI. #StatesLeading
#ESSER set-aside funds enabled states to strengthen digital learning by building educator capacity, differentiating student supports, eliminating policy barriers and leveraging high-quality instructional materials. Learn more here https://bit.ly/3L0cFiP. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
SEAs have invested $1.16 billion of #ESSER state set-aside funds towards efforts to close the digital divide and expand access to high-quality remote learning. Learn more @CCSSO https://bit.ly/3L0cFiP. #StatesLeading
Technology has played a critical role in states’ recovery efforts. Learn how states are using #ESSER funds to strengthen and expand high-quality digital learning in @CCSSO’s latest Road to Recovery report https://bit.ly/3L0cFiP. #StatesLeading
.@codepted directed $300K from #ESSER to launch the Blended Learning Initiative, a 2-yr pilot program to test and study different online and blended learning models. Learn more here https://bit.ly/3N5EZ6m. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
.@OHEducation is using state #ESSER funding to support access to digital learning tools, including a statewide repository of high-quality digital instructional materials called the Exchange. Learn more here https://bit.ly/3L0cFiP. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
Through the #ESSER-funded Recovering Bright Futures program, New Hampshire is providing individualized, standards-aligned instruction in learning pods of no more than 10 students. Learn more here https://bit.ly/3L0cFiP. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
.@UTPublicEd’s Digital Teaching & Learning program was launched w/ state funding in 2016. In 2021, Utah committed more funding from #ESSER to expand the program and support technology-powered learning for all students. Learn more https://bit.ly/3L0cFiP. #StatesLeading @CCSSO
Equipped with nearly $19B of #ESSER funds set aside for state use, SEAs are supporting schools and districts to bring about an effective and equitable pandemic recovery. Learn more at ccsso.org/ESSERfunds. #StatesLeading #ESSERImpact
.@ISEBnews used #ESSER funds to launch the REACH initiative to support the social and emotional well-being of students and staff.
State leaders in @EducateCT are giving students a say in pandemic recovery, investing more than $1.5M in a statewide competition called Voice4Change that empowers youth to propose and vote on ideas for spending #ESSER funds in their schools. #StatesLeading #ESSERImpact
.@MOEducation awarded $50M from #ESSER set-aside funds for teacher recruitment and retention grants to address persistent teacher shortages. #StatesLeading #ESSERImpact
.@UTPublicEd used #ESSER funds to expand the Digital Teaching and Learning Grant Program to new districts to support teachers and leaders to leverage technology for learning. #StatesLeading #ESSERImpact
SEAs invested $4.2 billion of #ESSER funds into tutoring/accelerated learning. @codepted's High-Impact Tutoring Grant program served nearly 4K students in the 21-22 SY, totaling more than 35K hrs. of additional support.
Learn more at ccsso.org/ESSERFunds. #ESSERImpact
SEAs invested $1.4 billion of #ESSER funds to recruit, retain & support school staff. Districts in @MOEducation's GYO grant program already report seeing increased interest in hard-to-staff teacher positions.
More #ESSERImpact at ccsso.org/ESSERFunds.#StatesLeading
SEAs invested $1.3 billion of #ESSER funding into high-quality curriculum & instruction. Over 25,000 @NDE_GOV students complete lessons through an online math platform with frequent users seeing 2.5x growth on assessments.
Learn more at ccsso.org/ESSERFunds. #ESSERImpact
.@OHEducation is implementing 80 different initiatives with state #ESSER dollars, including high-dosage tutoring. Ohio interim state sup. Stephanie Siddens shares how Ohio is using data and research to improve support for students bit.ly/40yXOSi. #ESSERImpact
In Tennessee, 150,000 K-8 students will receive high-impact tutoring through @TNedu’s #ESSER-funded TN ALL Corps program. Commissioner @SchwinnTeach discusses the strategy behind her state's academic recovery investments bit.ly/40yXOSi. #ESSERImpact
.@ISBEnews launched the #ESSER-funded REACH initiative in 2020 to train school leaders to recognize and address the symptoms of trauma. Principal Amy Blomberg from Broadmeadow Elem describes the impact this program has had in her school bit.ly/3opHIwY. #ESSERImpact
.@ISBEnews is using #ESSER funds to support student and staff mental health and wellbeing. @TonySandersSupt discusses two of his state’s flagship investments, the REACH initiative and community partnership grants bit.ly/3opHIwY. #ESSERImpact
.@MOEducation invested $50 mil from #ESSER to strengthen the teacher workforce and expand Grow Your Own programs. Carma Richey and Kayley Pak, two teachers in the Kansas City area, discuss the impact these funds had in their schools bit.ly/43SmjwC. #ESSERImpact
After @MOEducation invested $50 mil from #ESSER to strengthen the teacher workforce, the state went from 15% to 85% of districts supporting Grow Your Own programs. @MargieVandeven shares about the impact of this investment in Missouri schools bit.ly/43SmjwC. #ESSERImpact
Danbury HS teacher Heather Lorenz’s advice for state leaders to center student voice: “Go for it.” Ms. Lorenz shares how her students mobilized their peers to participate in @EducateCT’s participatory budgeting program Voice4Change bit.ly/41OoxLH. #ESSERImpact
.@EducateCT invested $1.5 mil from #ESSER in the Voice4Change program, a participatory budgeting program that centers student voice. Former Danbury HS student Chapal Bhavsar shares how the program helped him develop his advocacy skills bit.ly/41OoxLH. #ESSERImpact
.@EducateCT’s $1.5 mil Voice4Change program empowered students to vote on ideas to use #ESSER funds in their own schools. Former Danbury HS student Viviana Flores shares how the program empowered her to improve her school community bit.ly/41OoxLH. #ESSERImpact
.@UTPublicEd used state #ESSER funds to expand the widely successful Digital Teaching & Learning grant. Brooke Austin from Odyssey Charter School shares how the DTL grant is helping her school leverage technology to improve instruction bit.ly/3oyf0u2. #ESSERImpact
.@UTPublicEd’s Digital Teaching and Learning grant, which launched in 2016, helped schools adapt to students’ needs early in the pandemic. @DicksonSyd & @YoungUTed discuss how UT used state #ESSER $$$ to expand the program to add'l schools bit.ly/3oyf0u2. #ESSERImpact
State #ESSER investments are making an impact! Check out highlights from @codepted, @OSSEDC, @ISBEnews and @TNedu here youtu.be/JMnZRKQiW9A.
How is COVID relief aid making an impact in schools? Learn how #ESSER funds in @OHEducation, @azedschools, @EducateIN and @NMPED are making an impact here: youtu.be/wz1gxzMt-0w. #StatesLeading #ESSERImpact
Learn about the ways state #ESSER investments are making an impact in schools! Check out examples from @DEDeptofEd, @EducateCT, @CADeptEd and @WVEducation here: youtu.be/j2rVNYEACrs. #StatesLeading #ESSERImpact
How are state #ESSER investments making an impact? Learn more from New Hampshire, @ArkansasEd, @NewJerseyDOE and @NDDPI here: youtu.be/n1OcfOcKTfg.
#ESSER funds are making an impact in schools across the country. Learn more about @MOEducation, @NevadaReady, @UTPublicEd, @georgiadeptofed and @RIDeptEd here: youtu.be/3z_HKV81YDc. #StatesLeading #ESSERImpact
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Thank you for your participation in CCSSO’s 2023 Annual Policy Forum! We invite you to engage with us on social media and share your experience with your online community. Below are sample social media posts and graphics to help elevate key moments throughout the convening.
We hope you find these prompts helpful; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
“[INSERT QUOTE AND/OR PHOTO FROM LIZZETTE’S OPENING REMARKS]”.
@Tnedu Commissioner of Education Lizzette Reynolds welcomes state education leaders to Nashville on the first evening of @CCSSO’s Annual Policy Forum. #StatesLeading
.@RebeckaMozdeh, a high school advanced math teacher from Tulsa, shares about her journey to become 2023 Oklahoma and 2023 National Teacher of the Year. #NTOY23
“[INSERT QUOTE AND/OR PHOTO FROM REBECKA’S PRESENTATION].” Inspired by 2023 National Teacher of the Year @RebeckaMozdeh’s message on the importance of developing mathematical thinkers. Learn more about Rebecka at ntoy.ccsso.org/. #NTOY23
“[INSERT QUOTE/PHOTO FROM CARISSA MOFFAT MILLER OR KIRSTEN BAESLER].” @CCSSO CEO @CMoffatMiller & @CCSSO Board President @KirstenBaesler officially welcome state education leaders to the 2023 Annual Policy Forum! Follow the conversation at #StatesLeading
#StatesLeading: @CMoffatMiller, @CTruittNCDPI, @DicksonSyd, @JeffreyCRiley & @RickHess99 ‘kick-start’ today’s conversation on how state leaders can leverage policies to modernize their systems to ensure students are prepared for a rapidly changing economy.
“[INSERT QUOTE FROM PANELISTS].”
Powerful discussion on ways state education leaders can modernize the education system to improve student outcomes. Learn more at www.ccsso.org. #StatesLeading
.@CCSSO’s Anne Bowles & @TNTP’s Jamila Newman discuss how instructional alignment can help accelerate learning, increase student engagement and build confidence. #StatesLeading
[ENERGIZING/ENGAGING/INSIGHTFUL] discussion with [INSERT PRESENTERS] on [INSERT SESSION TOPIC]. #StatesLeading
“[INSERT QUOTE FROM SPEAKER OR STATE CHIEF HERE].” Hearing from [INSERT PRESENTER NAME] on [INSERT SESSION TOPIC]. #StatesLeading
Congratulations Missouri Commissioner of Education (@MoCommissioner) Margie Vandeven! Looking forward to your leadership as President of @CCSSO’s Board of Directors. Learn more about the newly named BOD at www.ccsso.org. #StatesLeading
Thank you @KirstenBaesler for your leadership as President of @CCSSO's Board of Directors! #StatesLeading
Having a very important conversation about the potential and pitfalls of #AI, the state’s role and policy implications for providing the right guardrails. #StatesLeading
“[INSERT QUOTE FROM SAL KHAN OR KATIE JENNER].”
Thrilled to be joined by @salkhanacademy and @SecJennerIN to learn about the ways #AI can be leveraged to improve student outcomes. Follow the conversation at #StatesLeading
“[INSERT QUOTE FROM CARISSA MOFFAT MILLER].” Thank you @CCSSO for another energizing Annual Policy Forum! I look forward to expanding on what I learned with my [INSERT STATE EDUCATION AGENCY] colleagues. #StatesLeading
Looking forward to @CCSSO’s 2023 Annual Policy Forum to engage in policy discussions, share ideas and network with my colleagues and experts in the field. Follow the conversation at #StatesLeading
.@CCSSO’s 2023 Annual Policy Forum will highlight how states are modernizing the education system, building instructional coherence and leveraging artificial intelligence to support student outcomes. Follow #StatesLeading to join the conversation.
Excited to be attending @CCSSO’s 2023 Annual Policy Forum to learn about the ways state education leaders are working to improve student outcomes! Follow #StatesLeading for updates.
State education leaders are working to identify and sustain research-based interventions that were implemented with #ESSER funds. I am glad to continue these conversations with my colleagues during @CCSSO’s Annual Policy Forum. #StatesLeading
State education leaders play a critical role in modernizing the education system to meet the needs of all learners. A new CCSSO report, Imagining More: How State Education Agencies Can Modernize the K-12 Education System to Put Student Learning at the Center, delves into actions state leaders can take to foster and accelerate innovation at the school and district level.
We hope you will help us share the report with your online audiences. Feel free to use the sample social media posts below and adapt to meet your needs.
NEW: Check out @CCSSO’s latest report, How State Education Agencies Can Modernize the K-12 Education System to Put Student Learning at the Center, here: bit.ly/3OJmcOI. #StatesLeading
.@CCSSO’s latest report delves into 4 concrete actions state leaders can take to foster and accelerate innovation at the school and district level. Read more here: bit.ly/3OJmcOI. #StatesLeading
State education leaders play a critical role in modernizing our education system to meet the needs of all learners. @CCSSO’s latest report offers ways states can work toward systemic transformation. Read more here: bit.ly/3OJmcOI. #StatesLeading
.@CCSSO’s Imagining More summit fostered honest conversations about how our nation’s schools can truly change from a systemic perspective. A new report outlines actions states can take to accelerate innovation. Read more here: bit.ly/3OJmcOI.
.@CCSSO’s new report delves into four concrete actions state leaders can take to fos¬ter and accelerate innovation at the school and district level to move from pockets of change to systemic transformation. Learn more bit.ly/3OJmcOI. #StatesLeading