There is also a sharp political divide in how concerned parents are about the impact of the coronavirus on their children's education, a Gallup survey shows.
Schools may have to continue closures in the fall if the coronavirus resurges, state schools chiefs in Maryland and Washington said. The warnings came the same week thata key federal official predicted schools would be able to reopen for the 2020-21 school year.
Here's an updated list of states that have received federal education spending waivers from the U.S. Department of Education as they close schools in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Our interactive tool lets you see to what extent federal coronavirus emergency aid would mitigate state education budget cuts caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Some advocates have urged charter schools to apply for small business assistance included in the CARES Act, the recently enacted $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.
The two national teachers' unions and other prominent groups are seeking $175 billion for state K-12 budgets, $13 billion in dedicated aid for special education, and more to help schools deal with the coronavirus.
Officials are concerned that the coronavirus crisis will hinder efforts to ensure a complete count on the U.S. Census, which is used to allocate billions of dollars of federal funding to schools.
"States need time to establish both structures to evaluate student needs and processes to rapidly deploy these funds," two governors told U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about CARES Act aid.
Unprecedented activity around remote learning has revealed a wide range of state policy approaches. This page, updated regularly, provides a status report on each state.
Within three weeks, a pandemic has completely changed the national landscape on testing. The U.S. Department of Education has now excused all 50 states and the District of Columbia from the requirement that they test all their students in math and English/language arts.