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DeVos to Propose a Rule on the Matter of COVID-19 Financial Aid for Private Schools

According to Education Week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will soon be releasing a proposed rule to resolve the “dispute over how much coronavirus aid private school students should receive.” In a letter to a group representing state education leaders, DeVos announced the soon-to-be…

For Schools Receiving COVID-19 Relief Funds, Flexibility is Key

In a piece published by the Brookings Instition, Sarah Reber and Nora Gordon argue for as much flexibility as possible for states to allocate COVID-19 relief funding for K-12 schools. The authors assert that sending “most federal aid to states and school districts through a…

ESSA Author Senator Alexander Splits from DeVos on COVID-19 Relief for Private Schools

Senator Lamar Alexander—the chairman of the U.S. Senate Education Committee and co-author of the Every Student Succeeds Act—“has a different interpretation than the head of the U.S. Department of Education of how much federal coronavirus aid should be available to private school students.” In her…

Competency-Based Education Can Help Foster Educational Equity in North Carolina

In the fourth of a five-part series, Allison Redden and Kayla M. Siler take a look back at the last 10 years of North Carolina’s education system to see how investments have helped shape the state’s educational landscape and to what extent these investments have…

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