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Free tutoring available for fed kids

Federal employees are often out front in bearing the brunt of the pain, with key roles fighting and managing the COVID-19 pandemic—across the usual alphabet soup of agencies, from the Agriculture Department to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

But what about the children of these feds? At present, K-12 education is suffering in America, with a wide range of disruption—anywhere from mild to near-total—in the actual instruction of hundreds of thousands of fed kids.

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) has launched at least one partial solution: in cooperation with partner organizations, the fund is offering free tutoring.

Joyce Warner, executive director of FEEA, explains the ins and outs of the program—including how to apply—in a piece she authored, currently posted on GovExec.com. Employees earning up to $100,000 are eligible for the free tutoring program—and that upper income limit may be moved upward in the months to come, she writes. 

“Are you a federal employee with a child in grades K-12, who needs some extra academic support right now?” the FEEA website’s official announcement on the tutoring program states. “If so, you are not alone. We know the added stress of the pandemic and disruptions to the traditional school experience are affecting many families.”

“That’s why we have developed a new program for your children to access academic tutoring online for most K-12 subjects,” FEEA states.

FEEA, in its announcement, credits strong backing from the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP), which sponsors the program. FLTCIP was founded in 2000, and is managed by the Office of Personnel Management.

“The FLTCIP knows that many families are struggling right now trying to balance work and school, and that some children may be falling behind,” FLTCIP says of the tutoring aid program.

The program also includes key partner Tutor.com. Interested feds can research further by consulting the links above, and by applying at FEEA’s application page here.

 

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