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Michigan schools are getting $3.7 billion in federal stimulus cash. How should they spend it?

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Michigan schools are set to receive $3.7 billion in federal stimulus funding.
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Michigan will receive $3.7 billion in federal stimulus funding for schools, an unprecedented infusion of cash that is part of government efforts to help schools recover from the pandemic.

Local districts and charter schools will have wide discretion on how to spend the money. But a chunk of it, about 20%, must be set aside to address gaps in learning that students have experienced since the pandemic began a year ago.

We’d like to hear from you. How should school leaders spend this extra cash? What are the biggest needs? What programs should be prioritized? Take our survey below and tell us what you think.

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