Democrats have long called for federal school infrastructure spending. During the pandemic, dozens of education groups tell Congress this aid should help schools become health care, job-training, and digital hubs.
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May 07, 2020
April 07, 2020
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.
March 30, 2020
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?
March 27, 2020
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.
March 23, 2020
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.
March 17, 2020
The Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act would provide mandatory funding to support K-12 as well as institutions of higher education.
March 17, 2020
The creation of vouchers for teachers' professional development "violates both the spirit and intent" of federal law, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. says in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
March 14, 2020
The House passes legislation to make it easier for more students to access meals amid spread of COVID-19, and up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave for many workers if a child's school has been closed.
March 05, 2020
As communities around the country record new cases of coronavirus, schools are grappling with tough questions about how to respond, senators told U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Thursday.
March 04, 2020
Among several new mandates, the COAT Act from Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., would require charter-management organizations to hold "publicly disclosed and publicly accessible meetings."