On January 17, 2024, the White House announced a Fact Sheet titled Improving Student Achievement Agenda for 2024, which is focused on proven strategies that will accelerate academic performance for every child in school. The Fact Sheet lays out an agenda for academic achievement for every school in the country, using all of its tools—including accountability, reporting, grants, and technical assistance—to intensify its drive for adoption of three evidence-based strategies that improve student learning: (1) increasing student attendance; (2) providing high-dosage tutoring; and (3) increasing summer learning and extended or afterschool learning time. In addition, the Biden administration also published examples of activities from states, districts and education nonprofits that show progress made toward these strategies, as well as a raft of supports and resources.
In conjunction with the Fact Sheet release, at a livestreamed event involving governors, state education superintendents and White House officials, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said we are at “a moment of truth in education in our country” with both “big challenges” and “immense opportunity.”
In addition, the Biden administration also said it would publish examples of activities from states, districts and education nonprofits that show progress made toward these strategies. Likewise, states should target any school districts not showing progress toward reducing achievement gaps with extra supports and resources.
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