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Using Stimulus Funds to Reverse Learning Loss

With the new stimulus funding, districts and schools have the opportunity to invest in programs to help meet the needs of their students. The Coronavirus Recovery and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) allocates over $82 billion to education, with an emphasis on addressing learning loss to make up for lost instructional time due to COVID-19.

Among the many questions we'll be answering:

  • What are allowable uses for stimulus funding?
  • How will educators get the funds?
  • What other kinds of funding sources are available?

Hear from policy expert Susan Gentz as she discusses the details of the latest stimulus package and its impact on schools.


Susan Gentz

Susan Gentz comes from a strong policy background as a former staffer in the United States Senate and Legislative Aide in the Iowa House of Representatives. Along with experience at both federal and state levels, she served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Center for Digital Education, worked for a government relations firm in Arlington, VA and worked on federal and state education policy at iNACOL, where she wrote published reports to move the field forward with innovative learning models, best practices, and policy recommendations.


Jenny Eisenman (moderator), Chief Education Officer at Reading Plus, is responsible for the continuous innovation and refinement of the educator experience. Jenny received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Oberlin College and completed her M.Ed. as well as a Certificate in Educational Therapy at Holy Names University. She worked in the field of special education for over a decade as a reading teacher and learning specialist in a reading clinic, elementary and secondary schools, and in private practice.