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2 States Where COVID Relief Funds Are Igniting A Love Of Reading

by PRP Group, on 08/09/2021

District Administration PRPMost educators consider literacy the foundation of all learning, and some states are using ESSER Covid relief funds to ensure every student can read a digital book.

The Delaware Department of Education will use federal Education Stabilization Funds (a blanket term for the three Covid relief packages) to steer a bit outside its lane, says Monica Gant, the associate secretary for Academic Support.

“The Department of Education typically does not provide direct resources to students,” Gant says. “We saw ESSER as a unique opportunity to provide access to digital e-books to all public school students, in all grade levels, through their school libraries and high-quality instructional materials.”

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