The Nov. 3 election could spur Washington to provide more pandemic relief to education, but reaching a deal might still be complicated and take time.
In their debate, the president again called for schools to reopen; his Democratic rival touted more resources and mocked Trump comments about COVID and teachers.
An adviser for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was noncommittal on whether his administration would waive standardized testing during the pandemic.
The Trump administration has rescinded guidance on the rights of transgender students. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has pledged to restore it.
The student plaintiffs plan to appeal the ruling, and other similarly themed lawsuits have prevailed on appeal.
The pandemic is compounding problems for students and schools already imperiled by natural disasters in recent years, the Government Accountability Office says.
As states received federal shipments of rapid new COVID-19 tests, the CDC offered guidance on how and when schools should test students and staff with those tests and others.
There may be no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets, but that might be less true of reopening schools, two researchers say.
Politicians, funding advocates, and school officials are considering several fiscal strategies, including pulling from states' rainy day funds and raising taxes.
Education officials have sought more COVID-19 relief for months to help schools, and Trump's declaration could be yet another setback.