New federal recommendations on reopening schools closed due to the coronavirus call for dramatic changes that could affect everything from bus rides to where students eat lunch. Watch this video for an explanation.
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.
Just 46 percent of those responding to a USA Today/Ipsos poll said they would support students and teachers returning to schools this fall before there is a vaccine against the virus.
New sheets outlines how districts can support English-learner students, but concedes that "schools may not be able to provide all services in the same manner they are typically provided."
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.
Innovations that schools developed during their rapid transition to online instruction could inspire them to "rethink education," U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said at a web conference with reporters.
During a press conference, Sen. Lamar Alexander also said he thinks no additional federal guidance is needed to help schools determine how much coronavirus testing is necessary to reopen safely this fall.
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.
The CDC posted long-awaited guidance on how schools should welcome students back after extended closures due to the coronavirus.
The U.S. Department of Education says a small subset of public school districts are not eligible to receive roughly $13.5 billion in CARES money earmarked for districts.