Unprecedented sums of federal money are flowing to states and school districts to address the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic—a total of nearly $190 billion in three rounds of funding over the past 15 months. These funds are matched by the magnitude of need. It is hard to overstate how profoundly the Covid crisis has disrupted the nation's educational enterprise.
To help state and local policymakers spend these federal funds effectively, FutureEd has assembled a playbook of 18 research-based educational interventions proven to enhance instructional quality, school climate, student attendance or student achievement. We explain the rationale for each intervention, summarize and rate the strength of the supporting research, and provide insights into implementation.