Reporter Roundtable: Following the Education Stimulus Funds in 2021
The nearly $2 trillion stimulus package President Joe Biden signed into law last week contains an historic infusion of federal aid for schools, colleges and universities. Education journalists will play an important role in shedding light on the uses and impacts of that funding – over $125 billion for K-12 and nearly $40 billion for higher education.
Where exactly will the money from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 go? How will it be used? Will the funds “rescue” the schools and students with the highest needs?
In this webinar three education reporters discuss everything you need to know about reporting on the stimulus package and its potential impact on education this year. Speakers cover the basics of what’s in the bill and offer reporting tips and story ideas for following the money in your community.
- Eric Kelderman, senior reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Andrew Ujifusa, assistant editor, Education Week
- Meghan Mangrum, education and children’s issues reporter, The Tennessean (moderator)
This webinar was presented on March 18, 2021.