The Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate education committee, said he considers it crucial for K-12 schools "that they have the money that they need to open safely in the fall" to help parents and the economy.
As protesters around the country continue to call for racial justice, President Donald Trump, his campaign, and his administration have focused on a familiar issue: school choice.
The deal between California lawmakers and the governor, still subject to final passage, is part of the budget jockeying aimed at keeping districts afloat for the costly reopening of schools shuttered by the coronavirus.
A resolution adopted by the American Federation of Teachers states that the "necessary function of school safety should be separated from policing and police forces."
Senate Republicans' police reform bill would create a federal commission to study racial disparities in education and a range of other areas.
Schools need additional COVID-19 aid from the federal government to help them pay for more staff and expanding broadband internet, witnesses told a House panel.
If and when Congress creates another relief package for schools, two academics say lawmakers shouldn't rely on the traditional Title I formula for helping disadvantaged students.
Districts around the country are considering calls to remove police from schools. Will those calls become a campaign issue for President Trump and Vice President Biden, two men who've championed school resource officers?
The Reopen Our Schools Act may not go anywhere in Congress, but it does drive home a broader political message about the pandemic and resuming traditional classes.
Building internet capacity, distributing more online devices, and cleaning schools are among the top priorities for school administrators in using federal COVID-19 relief, according to new survey data.