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October 02, 2020

COVID-19 Aid Bill Advances, but Relief for Schools Remains Far Away

House passage of another partisan coronavirus relief bill is overshadowed by ongoing talks between Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin.

October 01, 2020

Bill Addresses Cultural Genocide Caused by Indian Boarding Schools

A bill from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Deb Haaland would form a "Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy."

October 01, 2020

Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Makes it Easier for Schools to Feed Hungry Kids

Schools won't have to worry about a federal government shutdown for several more weeks, but a spending agreement for the next fiscal year remains some ways off.

September 29, 2020

Democrats Boost COVID-19 School Aid, Cut State and Local Relief in Revised Bill

The updated version of the HEROES Act includes $175 billion in aid for K-12, but it might not provide a breakthrough for stalled virus relief negotiations in Washington.

September 15, 2020

House Passes Signature Bills on School Integration and Discrimination

The Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act and the Strength in Diversity Act represent prominent education proposals from Democrats, but the GOP-run Senate is likely to ignore them.

August 21, 2020

Expect About $105 Billion for Education in Virus Deal, D.C. 'Insiders' Tell Survey

Most of the Washington "insiders" surveyed by Whiteboard Advisors are optimistic about a new virus aid bill getting over the finish line, but it might take awhile yet.

July 30, 2020

Don't Make Schools Physically Reopen to Get COVID Aid, Groups Urge Congress

The HEALS Act "misses the mark" and falls well short of what schools need, several education groups have told Congress ahead of what could be ugly negotiations over coronavirus relief.

July 29, 2020

Bill to Help Schools Cut Ties With Police Introduced by Lawmakers

The proposal from four members of Congress demonstrated the ongoing interest among Democrats and others in cutting links between schools and law enforcement.

July 27, 2020

GOP Bill Would Tie Two-Thirds of COVID Relief to Schools Physically Reopening

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.

July 23, 2020

White House, Senate GOP Weigh Draft K-12 Aid Deal as Democrats Defend Strategy

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.

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