By John Mooney at NJ Spotlight News

New Jersey’s school leaders are getting a first look this week at the details for more than $2.7 billion in federal pandemic aid heading to their public schools.

Needless to say, the amounts for many districts are dizzying, yet so are the processes and procedures for how it will all work.

The state Department of Education this week notified districts of their aid amounts and other details in the massive COVID-19 relief program approved by President Joe Biden and Congress — a total of $122 billion distributed to schools across the nation…

“This commission could help to ensure that the best research and best practices guide the implementation of this state plan and other ongoing efforts to accelerate learning and get students back on track,” said Janellen Duffy of JerseyCAN, an advocacy group that has pressed for strong interventions.

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