Atlanta Public Schools Awarded Pandemic Grants From Non-Profit

RedefinED Atlanta recently announced its financial support of public schools in the city through its newly launched Innovation Fund: Pandemic Education and Restart.

Founded in 2016, redefinEd Atlanta seeks to transform the Atlanta community by producing educational support for schools and families. The organization recently opened a pandemic grant application and is set to distribute $172,000 in funding, offering grants up to $15,000. 

In addition to all of the public schools within the Atlanta school district, state-authorized educational groups are also eligible to apply for the grants. Grant-seekers must show that the majority of their students live in Atlanta.

The funding is earmarked to support educational opportunities during the pandemic including virtual learning activities, increased academic support, and resources for learning pods.  

The coronavirus pandemic has underlined the need for additional educational support, especially as some students have been learning at home since March. Educational experts also worry the achievement gap will widen as a result of the global pandemic

In Georgia, state law currently permits unmasked, in-person school openings while 9% of the state’s 330,000 coronavirus cases are in Fulton County–– which is home to the city of Atlanta. 

Atlanta Public Schools recently announced the district would continue virtual learning until at least January 2021

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