Congress has allocated billions in emergency K-12 education funding in response to the coronavirus, and additional assistance is being debated. How can principals advocate to policymakers for their students and schools’ greatest needs during the crisis and what should school leaders know about the funding that has already been allocated?


Donald Gately
principal, Jericho Middle School, Jericho, NY

Clifton Hayes
principal, Delcastle Technical High School, Wilmington, DE

Derrick Lawson
principal, Indio High School, Indio, CA

Melissa Shindel
principal, Lake Elkhorn Middle School, Columbia, MD