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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.

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.

April 07, 2020

Interactive: How School Funding Cuts Driven by the Coronavirus Could Affect Your State

Our interactive tool lets you see to what extent federal coronavirus emergency aid would mitigate state education budget cuts caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 07, 2020

Education Groups Seek Over $200 Billion in New Coronavirus Emergency Aid

The two national teachers' unions and other prominent groups are seeking $175 billion for state K-12 budgets, $13 billion in dedicated aid for special education, and more to help schools deal with the coronavirus.

March 31, 2020

What Obama's Stimulus Had for Education That the Coronavirus Package Doesn't

The CARES Act includes less aid to help K-12 address coronavirus than the 2009 stimulus provided to schools to cope with the Great Recession. But it has something else many educators might appreciate.

March 22, 2020

The Education World Wants a Coronavirus Stimulus. What Would Help the Most?

Pressure builds on Washington for stimulus aid to help schools weather the pandemic. Could distance learning, emotional support for students, and an education jobs fund for teachers get support?

August 27, 2019

What Educators Think When They Hear the Word 'Recession'

As talk of a possible economic slump begins to gain steam, experts say another downturn probably wouldn't play out the same way for schools as the Great Recession did.

October 19, 2016

National School Spending Inches Up to $623 Billion, Says Recent Federal Data

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that K-12 spending at the state and district level increased by 1.2 percent from fiscal 2013 to fiscal 2014.

March 24, 2016

Falling Stars: What We Can Learn From i3 Grant Recipients Who Struggled

As schools in Forsyth, Ga., and Corona-Norco, Calif., discovered, educators can learn a lot even from programs that don't become superstars under Investing in Innovation.

January 30, 2015

Did Billions of Dollars in School Turnaround Aid Help?

School Improvement Grant funding mattered, the Council of the Great City Schools found, and it was mostly the money, not the federally mandated turnaround models, that made the difference.

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