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Describing the State's Current Status and Needs

​The U.S. Department of Education (Department) recognizes the extraordinary efforts made by States, local education agencies (LEAs), and educators to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this section, State education agencies (SEAs) will describe the progress they have made, the priorities and student needs guiding their American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funding decisions, and their current and projected operating status.

  1. Progress and Promising Practices
  2. Overall Priorities
  3. Identifying Needs of Underserved Students
  4. Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  5. School Operating Status