Efforts to close digital divide top states’ plans for emergency relief funds

Efforts to close digital divide top states’ plans for emergency relief funds

States will primarily use their portion of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund to plug remaining holes in students’ access to devices and reliable, high-speed internet access, according to their applications for the block grant. Many will also work to expand and improve the quality of curriculum materials used for distance learning.  Passed as part […]
School meal programs seek relief, plan for uncertain summer

School meal programs seek relief, plan for uncertain summer

UPDATE: May 12, 2020: The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, introduced Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives, includes $3 billion to support school nutrition programs. It also include a 15% increase in the maximum Supplemental...
House Democrats’ relief bill sets aside $37B for higher ed

House Democrats’ relief bill sets aside $37B for higher ed

  Dive Brief: The new coronavirus relief effort by House Democrats earmarks more than $37 billion for higher education and makes clear that international and undocumented college students can’t be excluded from emergency aid. The proposed $3 trillion Health and...