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August 10, 2020

Schools Rely on the Census. A Rushed Count Threatens Its Accuracy, Groups Warn

Child advocacy groups have warned that an abbreviated Census schedule threatens to jeopardize the accuracy of the count, which is crucial for schools.

August 07, 2020

DeVos: Give Religious Groups Equal Consideration for Education Grants

The new U.S. Department of Education guidance creates a federal process for individuals and organizations to file complaints under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

August 03, 2020

House Approves Bill With $716 Million Increase to Federal Education Spending

The Democrat-controlled House has approved a $716 million increase for the U.S. Department of Education in the next fiscal year, but there's a long way to go before a final spending deal is reached.

July 27, 2020

GOP Bill Would Tie Two-Thirds of COVID Relief to Schools Physically Reopening

The Senate Republican bill, which includes $70 billion for K-12 schools, isn't expected to become law but sets parameters for tricky coronavirus relief negotiations with Democrats.

July 10, 2020

Fact Check: Trump Lacks Clear Power to Deliver on Threats to 'Cut Off' School Aid

Due to federal education law and other factors, President Donald Trump's repeated warnings that he could cut off funding to schools that don't restart in-person classes might go nowhere.

July 09, 2020

Trump Team Reinforces Tying Federal Money to School Reopenings

The flurry of statements from Trump administration officials about how schools must restart in-person instruction has created confusion and blowback.

July 07, 2020

House Bill Would Boost K-12 Aid by Over $500 Million, but Cut Charter School Fund

The spending bill for the next fiscal year from House Democrats would increase spending on a host of Education Department programs, but don't expect a deal on the federal budget for at least a few months.

July 06, 2020

What to Watch for in Any New Coronavirus Bailout for Schools

Schools are at the epicenter of America's anxiety, making it more likely that Congress will approve a new coronavirus bailout for schools. Here are 10 potential key elements of a COVID bailout.

July 02, 2020

Trump Team Signals Support for More School Relief, Private School Choice Plan

As Trump officials voiced support for additional aid for K-12 schools, opponents criticized a report that the White House will push for a private school choice plan in the next relief package.

June 15, 2020

Learn From the Last Recession and Boost School Funding, Witnesses Tell Congress

Schools need additional COVID-19 aid from the federal government to help them pay for more staff and expanding broadband internet, witnesses told a House panel.

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