According to the White House, the Biden administration will start a new campaign on Tuesday to hire 250,000 mentors and tutors to assist kids who have fallen behind in their study due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Over the following three years, the initiative, which will be administered by AmeriCorps and the Department of Education in collaboration with other volunteer groups, will strive to fill the posts with adults.

According to a White House official, students are two to four months behind in reading and arithmetic as a consequence of the epidemic. “Research shows that high quality tutors and mentors positively impact student achievement, well-being, and overall success,” the official said.

US President Joe Biden will also urge schools to utilize the $122 billion in money offered by the American Rescue Plan COVID-relief package to “provide high-quality tutoring, summer learning and enrichment, and afterschool programs,”.

Source: Reuters

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