A new data tool shows schools had spent a small share of CARES Act money months after the law passed, but what that means is disputed.
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November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden said 666,000 teachers have been laid off during the coronavirus crisis. But the real number isn't as big.
October 28, 2020
The new proposal resembles an education jobs program signed by President Barack Obama in 2010, but it would be much bigger.
October 01, 2020
The teacher and principal grants also highlight how presidential administrations can make their mark on education funding in various ways.
September 25, 2020
Accurate census data is tied to billions of dollars of federal education aid. A federal judge told officials this week that they can't shorten the timeline for the count.
August 22, 2020
The injunction in federal court about private school students represents a win for public school advocates in a bitter dispute over federal COVID-19 relief.
August 10, 2020
Child advocacy groups have warned that an abbreviated Census schedule threatens to jeopardize the accuracy of the count, which is crucial for schools.
August 03, 2020
The Democrat-controlled House has approved a $716 million increase for the U.S. Department of Education in the next fiscal year, but there's a long way to go before a final spending deal is reached.
July 27, 2020
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 10, 2020
Due to federal education law and other factors, President Donald Trump's repeated warnings that he could cut off funding to schools that don't restart in-person classes might go nowhere.