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May 29, 2020

Illinois Directs Districts to Set Aside Federal COVID Aid for All Private School Students

The state's decision indicates that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' push on COVID-19 and private school students is having an affect.

May 28, 2020

Watch: The CDC Guidance on Reopening Schools, Explained

New federal recommendations on reopening schools closed due to the coronavirus call for dramatic changes that could affect everything from bus rides to where students eat lunch. Watch this video for an explanation.

May 27, 2020

Groups Seek to Ease Spec. Ed. Funding Mandate as Schools Respond to Pandemic

A coalition of education organizations wants Congress to waive a provision in federal law requiring districts to keep special education funding level from year to year regardless of budget pressures.

May 26, 2020

Poll: Teachers, Parents Wary of Returning to Schools Without COVID-19 Vaccine

Just 46 percent of those responding to a USA Today/Ipsos poll said they would support students and teachers returning to schools this fall before there is a vaccine against the virus.

May 26, 2020

English-Learners and Virtual Learning During COVID-19: Will Federal Guidance Help?

New sheets outlines how districts can support English-learner students, but concedes that "schools may not be able to provide all services in the same manner they are typically provided."

May 26, 2020

DeVos to Release Rule Cementing COVID Aid Push for Private School Students

In a letter to state education chiefs announcing her plan to publish a CARES Act rule for public comment, DeVos also highlighted what she called school leaders' "reflex" not to share COVID-19 aid.

May 21, 2020

DeVos Highlights Schools' Innovation During COVID-19 Closures

Innovations that schools developed during their rapid transition to online instruction could inspire them to "rethink education," U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said at a web conference with reporters.

May 21, 2020

Sen. Alexander Splits From Betsy DeVos on COVID-19 Aid to Help Private Schools

During a press conference, Sen. Lamar Alexander also said he thinks no additional federal guidance is needed to help schools determine how much coronavirus testing is necessary to reopen safely this fall.

May 20, 2020

Lawmakers Tell Betsy DeVos Her COVID-19 Guidance Is 'Robbing Public Schools'

Three Democratic lawmakers told Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to get rid of her guidance about coronavirus relief and private schools, as tensions around the issue escalated.

May 20, 2020

When Schools Reopen, All Staff Should Wear Masks, New CDC Guidance Says

The CDC posted long-awaited guidance on how schools should welcome students back after extended closures due to the coronavirus.

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