What is the American Rescue Plan and how will it make schools better after the pandemic?

Gracie Napuapomaikaikuikalealoha Farias from Kapolei High School on Oahu, Hawaii walks viewers through what’s in the new sweeping federal law called the American Rescue Plan, which passed the U.S. Congress in early 2021. Aimed at fixing what was broken in schools, a lot of the plan’s funding is set aside so that school boards for the nation’s 16,000 school districts can use it to improve things like air ventilation systems and addressing students who have been left behind academically.

This piece was produced and edited by youth media producer Becky Wandel, with assistance from production assistant Leila Jackson.