From Physical Plant to Mental Health: What's the Best Use for American Rescue Plan Education Funds?

Thursday, April 22 at 4:00pm

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Virtual Event

Join State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and USC Rossier Dean Pedro A. Noguera for an interactive dialogue with superintendents and education researchers.   

How should districts use the funds coming to the states as part of the federal American Rescue Plan? How should they prepare to re-engage students and staff, some of whom may be hesitant about coming back to school? How should they approach testing and learning loss?

As students return to campus and the unprecedented opportunity to re-think our priorities arrives, this webinar will discuss whether practicality should be a guide, or innovation -- investing in new, more effective, engaging and equitable ways of teaching and learning. 


  • Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Pedro A. Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier School of Education


  • Howard Adelman, Professor of Psychology and Co-Director, School Mental Health Project, UCLA 
  • Darin Brawley, Superintendent, Compton Unified School District
  • Roxane Fuentes, Superintendent, Berryessa Union School District
  • Sandra Lyon, Superintendent, Palm Springs Unified School District
  • Julie A. Marsh, Professor of Education Policy and Faculty Director, Policy Analysis for California Education, USC Rossier School of Education
  • Morgan Polikoff, Associate Professor of Education, USC Rossier School of Education

This webinar is part of the USC Rossier initiative, A New Vision for Schools.

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