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Internet access is coming to more students with the FCC approving an order that sets up a $7 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, authorized in the American Rescue Plan.
The COVID pandemic has been blamed for exacerbating inequities in our schools and students falling through the cracks.

AFSA’s Triennial Convention that was scheduled for this summer in Puerto Rico has been postponed because of COVID-19. The convention will be rescheduled for the summer of 2022.

The severe shortages of school-based mental health professionals is a growing concern.

AFSA has been working hard on Capitol Hill and with the White House to move education to the front burner. Our efforts are showing dividends, as the first 100 days of President Biden’s term have been historic for K–12 education funding, and we have witnessed significant victories for organized labor. Here is a quick review:

Accountability is on display today as jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial have entered guilty verdicts on all the charges.
Student learing growth during the first half of the 2020–2021 school year is approaching expected levels in both reading and math.
The pandemic has exposed a lot of challenges in our schools.
The study reports that growth in oral reading fluency among students flattened and remained stalled this past spring, with students in Grades 2 and 3 most affected.