In the president's proposal, schools would get access to over $100 million in emergency funding to address the coronavirus. It's one of several plans to address the affects of the virus on education.
While Kansas was the first state to to announce school closures for the remainder of the 2019-20 K-12 school year, there are signs it might not be the last.
It can be hard to grasp the sheer scale of school closures across the country due to the coronavirus. Here's a visualization of the growing reaction over time.
The Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act would provide mandatory funding to support K-12 as well as institutions of higher education.
The creation of vouchers for teachers' professional development "violates both the spirit and intent" of federal law, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. says in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
President Donald Trump stepped up efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus by telling people to avoid coming to school.
The coronavirus could severely test state laws for how many days schools must be in session and when they must stop and start, and major consequences such as levels of education funding could hang in the balance.
More than half of all states have ordered schools closed for multiple weeks to help slow the pandemic.
The National Education Association endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden late Saturday night, a nod of support that came after he secured a virtually unsurmountable lead for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Here are the states that have shut down K-12 schools because of the coronavirus.