The Trump administration violated federal rules when it rolled back nutrition standards for school meals programs in 2018, a federal district court ruled Monday.
Asked whether he would order Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to keep schools closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Trump said he wanted to respect constitutional considerations but added he had the "right" to overrule governors.
States, school districts and teachers next year are likely to be on the hook for higher pension rates as the investment markets tank because of the coronavirus. That will leave districts with less money to spend on other K-12 priorities, including teacher pay.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said she hopes that "students would not only maintain their current level of learning, but continue to expand."
There is also a sharp political divide in how concerned parents are about the impact of the coronavirus on their children's education, a Gallup survey shows.
Schools may have to continue closures in the fall if the coronavirus resurges, state schools chiefs in Maryland and Washington said. The warnings came the same week thata key federal official predicted schools would be able to reopen for the 2020-21 school year.
Here's an updated list of states that have received federal education spending waivers from the U.S. Department of Education as they close schools in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Our interactive tool lets you see to what extent federal coronavirus emergency aid would mitigate state education budget cuts caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Some advocates have urged charter schools to apply for small business assistance included in the CARES Act, the recently enacted $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.
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.