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November 20, 2020

DeVos and States Clash on Whether COVID-19 Aid Is Just 'Sitting in the Bank'

A new data tool shows schools had spent a small share of CARES Act money months after the law passed, but what that means is disputed.

November 20, 2020

Fact Check: What Joe Biden Got Wrong About Teacher Job Loss

President-elect Joe Biden said 666,000 teachers have been laid off during the coronavirus crisis. But the real number isn't as big.

October 28, 2020

Tax Higher Incomes to Fund Schools? National Debate Gets Traction at the State Level

Arguments over an Arizona ballot measure mirror calls at the national level to raise taxes for "the 1 percent" to increase education funding.

October 28, 2020

Lawmakers Push Plan to Protect School Jobs From Pandemic Cuts

The new proposal resembles an education jobs program signed by President Barack Obama in 2010, but it would be much bigger.

October 01, 2020

How Betsy DeVos' Teacher Grants Boost Donald Trump's Economic Agenda

The teacher and principal grants also highlight how presidential administrations can make their mark on education funding in various ways.

September 25, 2020

Judge Orders Census Bureau to Keep Counting. Here's Why That Matters for Schools

Accurate census data is tied to billions of dollars of federal education aid. A federal judge told officials this week that they can't shorten the timeline for the count.

September 17, 2020

DeVos Hopeful School Choice Funding Will Be Included in COVID-19 Relief Bill

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushes for tax credits for private school scholarships and funding for families to pay tuition or buy educational materials.

August 22, 2020

Judge Issues Blistering Injunction Against Betsy DeVos' Coronavirus Aid Rule

The injunction in federal court about private school students represents a win for public school advocates in a bitter dispute over federal COVID-19 relief.

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.

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