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Watch: Illinois governor announces $7 billion in federal funding for K-12 classrooms statewide

The governor planned to discuss a renewal to K-12 learning on Wednesday, March 31.

ELGIN, Ill. — Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday, March 31 that schools serving K-12 students are receiving $7 billion in federal funding to support students coming back to in-person learning.  This funding comes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The governor made the announcement at a school in Elgin, Illinois. 

The funding will go toward academic and behavioral counseling, tutoring, after school programs, summer camps and for other individual learning needs.

A Learning Renewal Resource Guide is available online for schools to use. It's a 180-page guide with ideas from experts and stakeholders from across the state.
“If you’re a parent, I know you’ve spent most of this pandemic worried about how your kids are learning – with all the screens and Zooms, sometimes you’re worried about whether they’re learning at all,” said the governor. “My administration is taking a little bit of that worry off your plates. I’m committed to making sure that Illinois leads the nation in assisting schools to make this new $7 billion count over the next several years to overcome the pandemic’s effects on our students, parents and educators.”