by Education Week

A group of progressive lawmakers in Congress is urging federal officials to do more to help schools address housing insecurity for students, following a new eviction moratorium adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early August.

In an Aug.11 letter to President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, the seven Democrats said that unless additional steps are taken by education, health, and other agencies to address housing insecurity, in-person learning will be threatened and the coronavirus will only spread further.

Among other things, they urged collaboration across government agencies, and asked them to assist schools in exploring the full-service community school model, which focuses on coordination between educators and other officials to serve students’ academic, health, and social needs.

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