Poll: Michigan should use COVID money first for tutoring, mental health

Chalkbeat Detroit

Michiganders hope schools will spend federal pandemic relief funds on expanded tutoring programs to help students who have fallen behind and on mental health resources, according to a new poll released this week.


Are districts investing in what Michiganders want?

Research shows that tutoring, particularly high dosage tutoring where students receive multiple 30- to 60-minute sessions per week, is effective in helping students who have fallen behind, according to a report from the Annenberg Institute at Brown University.

Michigan districts so far plan to spend $185 million to reduce learning loss, according to state data showing district COVID relief spending plans. The true figure will likely be larger after districts refine their plans.



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