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Don’t miss out on your ESSER funds! 

As the coronavirus pandemic took hold in spring 2020, the U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $13 billion in assistance funding to elementary and secondary schools across the country under the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

As part of that, the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund is available to help States and school districts lessen the impact of school closures by implementing measures to address significant learning loss, as well as putting mechanisms in place to reopen schools safely.

On December 27, 2020, an additional $54.3 billion was released for an ESSER II Fund to further support schools and their students as the pandemic continues. In March 2021, $123 billion was added under ESSER III fund. ESSER II and ESSER III funds must be used by September 30, 2022 and September 30, 2023. 

Impactful EdTech that will engage your students – and they qualify for ESSER Funding!

We’ve got two solutions that quality for ESSER funding. NetSupport’s feature-rich classroom management and instruction solution, NetSupport School, and our cloud-based classroom management and online safety platform, classroom.cloud. 

For over 25 years, NetSupport School is the market-leading multi-platform Classroom Management software solution for schools, supporting teachers with a wealth of assessment, monitoring, collaboration and control features. It works seamlessly across all types of platforms and devices, and includes dedicated apps for Teachers, Technicians and Teaching Assistants as standard.

Plus, its a perpetual licence, so buy once and own forever! 

 

  • Real-time screen monitoring
  • Class assessment surveys/tests
  • Centrally control internet/application usage
  • Respond to digital help requests
  • Broadcast teacher and student screens
  • SIS integration (Class Link OneRoster and Google Classroom)
  • Chat and send messages to students
  • Control the usage of USB devices and CD/DVD drives
  • Remote control all/selected students’ computers
  • Interact with the virtual whiteboard with its wealth of drawing and annotation tools
  • Supports social distancing – Teaching can continue at a safe distance, whether students are in one classroom or spread out over separate rooms
  • Plus much more!

 

classroom.cloud provides cloud-based classroom management and online safety tools. Teachers can instruct, manage and control online class behavior  – whether it’s taking place in school or remotely at home, whilst the school can protect students from online risks.

Best of all, its only $3 per device per year! 

 

  • Share your screen (or a selected application) and audio to help explain lesson activities.
  • View students’ screens in real time with adjustable thumbnail sizes.
  • Lock students’ screens.
  • Allow/restrict website and application usage.
  • Launch a website or application on students’ devices.
  • Student toolbar enables students to keep track of lesson details.
  • Track students’ understanding and progress in real time using surveys.
  • Teachers can randomly select students to answer a question (Random Select mode).
  • Interact using ‘chat’.
  • Support students with help requests – without their peers knowing.
  • Send an attention-grabbing message or instruction to each student’s device.
  • Assign rewards to students during the lesson.
  • Stay safe at all times with the online safety toolkit, helping keep your online environment protected by monitoring concerning activity, identifying students at risk and spotting online safety trends.
  • Plus much more!

How do schools access the funding?

State Education Agencies (SEAs) apply directly to the Department for Education for the ESSER funding. School districts must then apply to their SEA for their share.

Specific details of what the funds can be used for can be found in the excerpts from the CARES Act here (Appendix A on page 10).

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