The Senate Republican bill, which includes $70 billion for K-12 schools, isn't expected to become law but sets parameters for tricky coronavirus relief negotiations with Democrats.
President Donald Trump backtracked slightly on his aggressive push for schools to reopen, saying that some districts "may need to delay reopening for a few weeks."
Almost every state has now published the school-level funding data required under the Every Student Succeeds Act, a think tank finds, but the data's imperfect and it hasn't gotten much use so far.
"Accountability aside, we need to know where students are so we can address their needs," Assistant Secretary of Education Jim Blew said during remarks at the Education Writers Association's National Seminar.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidance for schools Thursday covered issues like masks, symptom screenings, and how to prepare for reopening.
Trump's son attends a private school that will choose between hybrid learning and a fully remote schedule before the school year starts. The president has called for schools to "fully reopen."
A draft deal between the Trump administration and Senate Republicans would provide $70 billion for K-12 and focuses on getting the coronavirus aid to schools relatively quickly.
The School Choice Now Act would create one-time funding for private school scholarships, as well as $5 billion in permanent, annual tax credits to expand educational choice.
The fight over how much virus aid should go to private school students has underscored years-long divisions in the education community focused on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Nearly 17 million children lack high-speed internet at home that's considered crucial to their ability to participate in remote learning during the pandemic, according to a new study.