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CEHD Assistant Professor Discusses Research on Federal Aid to Schools During COVID-19 Pandemic 

In a new study published in Educational Researcher, Kenneth Shores, assistant professor in CEHD’s School of Education and the Joseph R. Biden Jr., School of Public Policy and Administration, and his co-author Matthew Steinberg of George Mason University, analyzed federal fiscal policy during the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shores and Steinberg found that the amount of aid during both crises was inadequate to meet policy goals. For example, the funds distributed to schools were not sufficient in addressing the magnitude of student learning loss during the pandemic. In addition, they found that the mechanisms used to distribute funds were disconnected from policy goals, as school districts with equivalent levels of economic disadvantage received different levels of federal aid.