S.C. and ten other states receive Rethink K-12 education grant
“The emergency remote learning that took place as a result of COVID-19 school closures brought to light disparities in our school communities that made student learning difficult in the pandemic environment,” said state superintendent Molly Spearman. “The Rethink K-12 grant will allow our state to address and overcome these challenges not only in the upcoming school year but also in the long term.”
Congress set aside 1% of the $30.75 billion allotted to the Education Stabilization Fund through the CARES Act for grants to states with the highest coronavirus burden, the release stated. The U.S. Department of Education announced the Rethink K-12 Education Models grant competition in April 2020, inviting any state educational agency to apply.