Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushes for tax credits for private school scholarships and funding for families to pay tuition or buy educational materials.
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September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020
Some states' reopening metrics are more lenient than those used in a new CDC scale, which details risk of COVID-19 transmission within schools.
September 14, 2020
Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia provide "no clear public health criteria" for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, a research center's analysis finds.
September 10, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education says a rule on how public schools share COVID-19 aid with private school students is no longer in effect after it was struck down by a federal court.
September 08, 2020
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."
September 05, 2020
A federal judge struck down a rule that required public schools to direct a larger share of coronavirus relief to private schools.
September 03, 2020
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.
September 02, 2020
"Donald Trump and Secretary DeVos haven't stepped up," Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said of the administration's reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.
September 01, 2020
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.
August 31, 2020
The extensions will let schools and community groups continue feeding students with fewer restrictions than typical under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.