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."
Advocacy and education groups urge a pause in efforts to rewrite regulations on responding to sexual harassment and sexual assault in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities as the nation confronts the coronavirus pandemic.
Several of the already existing restrictions on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' authority to waive federal education law deal with school funding.
House coronavirus stimulus legislation would direct at least $15 billion to shore up K-12 budgets, $2 billion to support remote learning for students, and more.
Asked about states' decisions to close schools in response to the coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Monday that in some states, "schools are going to be open." He spoke after a second state, Virginia, extended its closures for the rest of the academic year.
AFT President Randi Weingarten said in the announcement that the former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate "is with us on investing in public education."
Pressure builds on Washington for stimulus aid to help schools weather the pandemic. Could distance learning, emotional support for students, and an education jobs fund for teachers get support?
The Education Department says federal law should not be used to prevent schools from offering online learning to all students, including those with disabilities.
The education secretary is expected to speak at a White House coronavirus press briefing Sunday or Monday to discuss the cancellation of standardized testing for this school year.