Federal Flash: Senate Republicans’ Plan to Coerce Schools to Physically Reopen This Fall

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July 30, 2020 12:14 am

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In today’s Federal Flash, we break down the education proposals in the Senate Republicans’ coronavirus relief package, known as the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act, and cover the reaction to it. We also provide an update on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) new guidelines for reopening schools.  

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Federal Flash: Students of Color Caught in the Homework Gap

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July 24, 2020 12:22 am

In today’s Federal Flash, a breakdown of new data shows that the homework gap is much larger than previously thought—especially for students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and those living in rural areas. We’ll also provide an update on Senate Republicans’ coronavirus relief proposal and school nutrition advocates’ push to extend a key flexibility for school meal programs. 

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Federal Flash: The Trump Administration Faces Backlash on Plan to Reopen Schools

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July 16, 2020 03:45 pm

Today’s Federal Flash, covers the backlash over the White House’s push to reopen school buildings full time in the fall. It also shares updates on the House education spending bill for next fiscal year, the Education Department’s postponement of the Civil Rights Data Collection, and a lawsuit to overturn Secretary DeVos’ rule on equitable services under the CARES Act.  

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Federal Flash: What’s in Patty Murray’s $430 Billion Coronavirus Relief Plan for Education?

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July 02, 2020 12:19 am

In today’s Federal Flash, we cover the largest coronavirus aid package proposed in Congress to date to support education and childcare. Plus, two significant actions affecting private schools: a new rule from Secretary DeVos on equitable services under the CARES Act and a Supreme Court decision on the participation of religious schools in private school choice programs. 

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