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    SPPS is investing nearly 44% of its American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds in high-quality, data-driven academic strategies to target students who were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, including Black and American Indian students, English language learners, and students in special education. These strategies include improving students' core math and reading skills, educational technology investments, professional development for teachers, and investments to ensure all students have access to a well-rounded education.


PreK and Early Learning

  • Early Childhood Hubs

  • Direct Funding to Schools - Early Learning

Special Education

  • Early Childhood Autism Support

  • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Assessment & Services

  • Special Education Recovery Services

Curriculum & Professional Development for Teachers

  • Well-Rounded Education Program

  • Elementary Specialists and Job-Embedded Professional Development (JEPD)

  • Digital Infrastructure for School Libraries

  • American Indian Curriculum Development

  • Support for Schools Designated by MDE for Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI)

  • Support for Schools Designated by MDE for Continuous Support

Classroom Support for Students

  • Equitable Middle School Career Experiences

  • Como Planetarium Staff and Lesson Planning

  • K-8 Core Literacy Instruction (WINN)

  • K-8 Core Math Instruction (WINN)

Culturally Responsive Instruction (CRI)

  • Culturally Responsive Instruction (CRI)

  • Instructional Design for Culturally Responsive Instruction (CRI)

High School Schedules, Grading & Credit Recovery

  • Coordinating High School Schedules and Grading

  • High School Credit Recovery Support

Multilingual Learning Support

  • Seal of Biliteracy Testing

  • Written Translation Training for Bilingual Educational Assistants (EAs)

  • Training for Teachers Working with English Learners (EL)

  • Somali Educational Assistant (EA)

  • Multilingual Learner Support

Technology Support & Improvements

  • Strengthen Digital Learning Supports

  • Digital Tools