The Biden Administration is doubling down on student support investments. The pending FY23 budget has $468 million for Community Schools.
The Administration’s new National Partnership for Student Success is calling for districts to use billions in federal stimulus funds to tap 250,000 “caring adults” to support students as tutors, mentors, student success coaches, wraparound service coordinators, and post-secondary transition coaches. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is enhancing school counselor and mental health staff training and recruitment. States, too, are increasing the numbers of school social workers and mental health professionals.