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The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund allocates $190 billion for K–12 schools in the United States—but the funds have an expiration date of 2024. Education districts have left $130 billion on the table so far, McKinsey partner Jake Bryant and coauthors found, due to challenges with navigating the compliance standards and a talent shortage that is leaving positions unfilled.

School districts have faced numerous challenges in deploying federal stimulus dollars.
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To read the article, see “Halftime for the K–12 stimulus: How are districts faring?,” November 2, 2022.