Education officials have sought more COVID-19 relief for months to help schools, and Trump's declaration could be yet another setback.
Reps. Jim Clyburn and Bobby Scott say a voucher program set up by Gov. Henry McMaster seems to run counter to federal law.
House passage of another partisan coronavirus relief bill is overshadowed by ongoing talks between Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin.
A bill from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Deb Haaland would form a "Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy."
The teacher and principal grants also highlight how presidential administrations can make their mark on education funding in various ways.
Schools won't have to worry about a federal government shutdown for several more weeks, but a spending agreement for the next fiscal year remains some ways off.
The updated version of the HEROES Act includes $175 billion in aid for K-12, but it might not provide a breakthrough for stalled virus relief negotiations in Washington.
The Trump administration hopes governors will use 100 million new rapid COVID-19 tests to help reopen schools. The announcement comes after months of mixed messaging from the administration on the testing.
Accurate census data is tied to billions of dollars of federal education aid. A federal judge told officials this week that they can't shorten the timeline for the count.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said her department won't appeal a decision from a federal court that voided her controversial rule involving COVID-19 relief and private school students.