News Tech: With assistance from $10 million in federal pandemic relief, dozens of Colorado school districts and charter schools are purchasing new math and reading curricula.
Of the $180 million allocated for state-level initiatives to assist schools with COVID recovery, the $10 million represents a minor portion. Additional government relief funds totaling more than $1.5 billion were given to school districts.
State officials said on Wednesday that 28 charter schools and 42 districts would each get funds for the acquisition of reading and math textbooks for the elementary and middle school divisions.
In order to comply with a 2019 state law requiring them to employ programmes supported by research on how children learn to read, several Colorado districts are implementing new K–3 reading curricula at the same time as the curriculum grants are being offered. The funding can only be used for specific math programmes, specifically those that received the highest “green” ratings from EdReports, a national curriculum reviewer, even though there is no comparable law governing math curriculum.