EANS funds are designed to support non-public schools in addressing pandemic-related academic & behavioral challenges
On December 27, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, which included $2.75 billion in funding for the exclusive use of non-public schools.
This funding for non-public schools is contained within (and called) the Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) program. The EANS program’s purpose is to provide services and assistance to non-public schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19. Visit our EANS Funding Guidance page to learn more about how to best utilize your EANS award.
The EANS program presents a quite significant opportunity for non-public schools to invest in programs and services to strengthen their school communities for the long-term and recover from the impact of the pandemic.
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LEARNING LOSS (Teacher Support)
Identifying and responding to student academic needs through coaching
ADAC’s personnel will visit your school twice in the fall of 2021, twice in the winter of 2022, and twice in the spring of 2022. Each of these visits will be full-day. During these visits, ADAC will review with you and your faculty student assessment data from DRAs, Exact Path, the spring Iowa Assessments, and other assessment tools utilized by your school. The knowledge gained from this assessment review will permit a collaborative reassessment of classroom instruction. ADAC’s personnel will assist school leaders and faculty with developing effective instructional approaches based on these assessment reviews.
Combining multiple grade-level curricula to meet student learning needs through coaching
Starting in September of 2021, ADAC’s personnel will visit your school once per month through May of 2022. Each of these visits will be full-day. During these visits, ADAC will collaboratively work with your faculty to remap curricula and differentiate lesson plans for the purpose of closing student learning gaps.
Providing tools to efficiently track student progress
In early September of 2021, ADAC will provide to your faculty a 2-hour webinar. The purpose of this webinar will be to help faculty to develop individual student portfolios. These student portfolios will be utilized to monitor students’ academic progress. In addition, ADAC’s personnel will provide on a monthly basis through May of 2022 virtual consultation with your school’s faculty. The purpose of these monthly consultations is to assess, on a continuous basis, student achievement and provide, in a collaborative manner, advice on instructional practices. Each of these monthly consultations will be 4-hours in length.
Providing consultative assistance to school leaders and teachers regarding social and emotional challenges
ADAC will provide for 20 hours per month through May of 2022 a qualified mental health professional to triage student behavioral concerns and offer to you and your faculty mitigatory consultative support to address these matters.
Includes “Data Driven Instruction,” “Re-mapping Curriculum,” “Student Tracking,” & “Behavior-related Support.”
Identifying and responding to student academic needs through coaching
ADAC’s personnel will visit your school twice in the fall of 2021, twice in the winter of 2022, and twice in the spring of 2022. Each of these visits will be full-day. During these visits, ADAC will review with you and your faculty student assessment data from DRAs, Exact Path, the spring Iowa Assessments, and other assessment tools utilized by your school. The knowledge gained from this assessment review will empower faculty to tailor instruction to meet individual students’ unique learning needs.
Assisting classroom teachers with designing and implementing personalized blended instruction through coaching
Starting in September of 2021, ADAC’s personnel will visit your school twice per month through May of 2022. Each of these visits will be full-day. Utilizing student data, ADAC will assist teachers with employing targeted instructional methods to meet student needs. Some of these methods will include small group direct instruction, project-based learning, the use of technology, and self-directed learning.
Includes “Data Analysis,” & “Instructional Practices.”
Increasing teachers’ empathy toward students with learning differences and instilling in them a deeper desire to teach these students
ADAC will provide to your faculty a 2-hour training. The purpose of this training is stated above.
- Familiarizing teachers with various student learning disabilities through group professional development
- Assisting classroom teachers with recognizing certain behaviors that require additional student support(s) through coaching
- Assisting school leaders and classroom teachers with IDEA’s “child-find” process through consultative support
Starting in September of 2021, ADAC’s personnel will visit your school twice per month through May of 2022. Each of these visits will be full-day. The purpose of these visits will be two-fold. The first purpose is to support classroom teachers with addressing any extant student academic and/or behavioral challenges. The second purpose is to assist teachers and school leaders with identifying students for referral to IDEA’s child-find process.
Developing a Student Support Team to implement MTSS
In late August of 2021, ADAC personnel will meet with you to identify members of the student support team. In September, ADAC personnel will facilitate the first student support team meeting. The purpose of this first meeting is to assist the student support team with developing systems and protocols. During subsequent visits, ADAC personnel will assist classroom teachers with implementing interventions for the purpose of addressing students’ academic, behavioral, and social/emotional difficulties. Occurring once-per-month through May of 2022, these subsequent visits will be full-day.
Fostering an inclusive school environment
In early September of 2021, ADAC personnel will provide to your faculty an in-person, full-day professional development session. The foci of this PD will be (1) the child-find processes and procedures of IDEA, (2) how to interpret an IEP/ISP, and (3) learning differences and how they should be proactively identified.
Starting in October through May, ADAC personnel will visit each of your classrooms so as to provide to each of your classroom teachers support with employing the instructional strategies about which they had learned at the professional development session in September. These full-day visits will occur monthly through May of 2022.
Includes “Simulation Training,” “Identifying students with learning differences,” “Implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS),” & “Inclusionary Practices.”