Some state leaders fear cuts so deep next fiscal year that they're scrapping new initiatives and K-12 funding now.
Amid coronavirus-related school closures, advocates worry Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may waive requirements of special education law if Congress signs off. Schools say it's difficult to meet some requirements during the pandemic.
The CARES Act includes less aid to help K-12 address coronavirus than the 2009 stimulus provided to schools to cope with the Great Recession. But it has something else many educators might appreciate.
One of the biggest pieces of unfinished business for education groups when it comes to federal help with the coronavirus is connectivity and online learning. But what's the state of play?
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said such grants could help teachers with online learning as well as disadvantaged students in places where school systems have "simply shut down."
President Donald Trump signed a roughly $2 trillion coronavirus aid package that includes billions to help school budgets, but falls short of what many in the education community say students and educators will need.
It's one of the first philanthropy announcements related specifically to responding to educational concerns that have emerged as schools respond to the coronavirus.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a simple change to make it easier to serve free meals during mass school closures sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
The bipartisan coronavirus bill from Congress also has $3.5 billion for child-care grants and $750 million for Head Start, but does not have dedicated funding to help students connect to the internet.
The Trump administration weighed into a lawsuit, arguing that a state's transgender-athlete policy forces "biological girls to compete against biological boys who publicly identify with the female gender and want to compete on sex-specific athletic teams."