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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

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 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 14, 2020

Teacher's Union, PTA Ad Campaign Promotes COVID-19 Aid for Schools

The National Education Association and the National PTA have announced a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign to support a new federal coronavirus relief package that includes designated funding for schools.

May 14, 2020

Want to Help Public Schools? Give Private Schools COVID-19 Relief, Groups Declare

Want to help out public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic? There's a way to do that while also providing critical relief for private schools too, advocacy groups have told congressional leaders.

May 12, 2020

Schools Would Get Nearly $60 Billion in Democrats' New COVID-19 Relief Proposal

The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, which has little chance of passing as written, would also also provide dedicated funding to help students connect to the internet.

May 12, 2020

Betsy DeVos Announces Aid to Help Create 'Student-Centered' Funding Systems

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made $3 million available to help districts create "weighted per-pupil funding" systems, part of an ESSA pilot available to districts for some time.

May 06, 2020

Top Education Watchdog Says Lessons From Stimulus Will Apply to COVID-19 Aid

Lessons learned from Education Department oversight of the 2009 federal stimulus will apply to monitoring CARES Act money for mismanagement and fraud, the office of inspector general said.

April 30, 2020

Here's How Many Teaching Jobs Could Be Lost in Each State in a COVID-19 Recession

There could be an 8.4 percent reduction in the U.S. teaching corps, and some states could see reductions as large as 20 percent, according to a new analysis by the Learning Policy Institute.

April 14, 2020

Betsy DeVos Releases First Coronavirus Emergency Aid for K-12 Schools

The $3 billion earmarked for governors is the first CARES Act aid for K-12 education U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has released.

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