The coronavirus relief proposal unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday includes school choice measures, but no additional federal assistance to state and local governments. Democratic leaders called it "emaciated."
A federal judge struck down a rule that required public schools to direct a larger share of coronavirus relief to private schools.
The tests required by federal law are crucial to helping schools respond to the coronavirus pandemic and help vulnerable students, the education secretary said in a letter to chief state school officers.
"Donald Trump and Secretary DeVos haven't stepped up," Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said of the administration's reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.
By comparison, traditional public schools have received roughly $13 billion in federal coronavirus relief, although many in the K-12 field believe more aid is necessary.
The extensions will let schools and community groups continue feeding students with fewer restrictions than typical under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.
The National Governors Association and other groups want reassurance that FEMA will reimburse school districts and other state and local agencies for gear like masks and disinfectants as they face the COVID-19 pandemic.
Terris Todd, a former teacher and school administrator in the Battle Creek, Mich., schools, is the ethnic vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party.
U.S. District Court Judge James Donato wrote that the Trump administration's coronavirus relief rule about private school studentsis "manifestly not in the public interest."
A Kentucky teen who became the subject of a viral video after a class field trip warned viewers of the Republican National Convention of an "outrage mob" that threatens to silence conservative viewpoints.