Five Existing Policies Officials May Lean On to Face Looming Budget Cuts

Five Existing Policies Officials May Lean On to Face Looming Budget Cuts

June 16, 2020

Celina Morgan-Standard, founder and CEO of the Technology for Education Consortium, and David DeSchryver, Director of Research at Whiteboard Advisors, take to EdSurge to discuss some ways in which school leaders and policymakers might begin facing the very expensive reality of reopening schools following COVID-19. Leaning on estimates from the superintendents’ associations, the Learning Policy Institute, and the American Federation of Teachers that place the cost of reopening at over $116.5 billion for all public schools, Morgan-Standard and DeSchryver explore EdTech initiatives, ways to help parents and families engage in learning, tools that allow for price transparency for educational products, and increasing expenditure transparency (one of the few ESSA requirements not recently waived by the federal Department of Education).