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May 26, 2020

Poll: Teachers, Parents Wary of Returning to Schools Without COVID-19 Vaccine

Just 46 percent of those responding to a USA Today/Ipsos poll said they would support students and teachers returning to schools this fall before there is a vaccine against the virus.

May 26, 2020

English-Learners and Virtual Learning During COVID-19: Will Federal Guidance Help?

New sheets outlines how districts can support English-learner students, but concedes that "schools may not be able to provide all services in the same manner they are typically provided."

May 26, 2020

DeVos to Release Rule Cementing COVID Aid Push for Private School Students

In a letter to state education chiefs announcing her plan to publish a CARES Act rule for public comment, DeVos also highlighted what she called school leaders' "reflex" not to share COVID-19 aid.

May 21, 2020

DeVos Highlights Schools' Innovation During COVID-19 Closures

Innovations that schools developed during their rapid transition to online instruction could inspire them to "rethink education," U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said at a web conference with reporters.

May 21, 2020

Sen. Alexander Splits From Betsy DeVos on COVID-19 Aid to Help Private Schools

During a press conference, Sen. Lamar Alexander also said he thinks no additional federal guidance is needed to help schools determine how much coronavirus testing is necessary to reopen safely this fall.

May 20, 2020

Lawmakers Tell Betsy DeVos Her COVID-19 Guidance Is 'Robbing Public Schools'

Three Democratic lawmakers told Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to get rid of her guidance about coronavirus relief and private schools, as tensions around the issue escalated.

May 20, 2020

When Schools Reopen, All Staff Should Wear Masks, New CDC Guidance Says

The CDC posted long-awaited guidance on how schools should welcome students back after extended closures due to the coronavirus.

May 19, 2020

Some Districts Due to Miss Out on Primary Source of COVID-19 Aid for Schools

The U.S. Department of Education says a small subset of public school districts are not eligible to receive roughly $13.5 billion in CARES money earmarked for districts.

May 15, 2020

House Passes COVID-19 Bill With Aid for Schools. It Has Slim Chances in Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill Friday that includes additional aid for K-12 schools, but which has little chance of becoming law.

May 15, 2020

USDA Extends Waivers to Help Schools Feed Hungry Kids During COVID-19 Closures

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended waivers so that schools can continue feeding students affected by closures due to COVID-19 through the summer months.

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