NPSS will expand tutoring and mentoring

On July 5, the Biden administration, the U.S. Department of Education and others launched the National Partnership for Student Success to provide students with more tutors and mentors, according to a White House press release.

“America’s students are on average two to four months behind in reading and math because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the White House said July 5. “Today, President Biden is calling on schools to use the $122 billion in [American Rescue Plan] funds to provide high-quality tutoring, summer learning and enrichment, and afterschool programs that are proven pathways to helping students make up for lost learning time and succeed in school and in life, including by supporting their mental health.

“The NPSS will bring together school districts, nonprofits and higher education institutions to recruit, train and place screened adults in high impact roles as tutors, mentors, student success coaches, integrated student supports coordinators, and post-secondary education transition coaches, with the goal of ensuring an additional 250,000 adults serve in these roles over the next three years.”

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