White House Organizing Pandemic Learning Loss Mentorships

Funding for the program covered by the American Rescue Plan.

This week, President Biden’s administration announced a new program seeking to pair 250,000 mentors with students who have fallen behind in their learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Education reports that one in three students is nearly a semester behind in reading and math so the department is partnering with AmeriCorps and other service organizations to recruit qualified mentors using funds from the American Rescue Plan. 

“Research shows that high quality tutors and mentors positively impact student achievement, well-being, and overall success,” the White House stated. “However, many schools need help recruiting and training the caring adults who are essential to implementing these high-quality, evidence-based programs.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials in the Department of Education as they work to catch students up to their appropriate grade level.
  • For Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to seek God’s discernment as he leads the department.
  • For the educators who will be mentoring students in the program.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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