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DOE Guidance on COVID-19 Relief for Private Schools Faces Growing Backlash

According to Education Week, guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Education “telling school districts to direct much more coronavirus aid than they expected to private school students has triggered intense opposition.” DOE has indicated that school districts must use COVID-19 relief funds “to provide ‘equitable services’...

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Spring Testing Canceled, Postponed, or Suspended Nationwide

Tens of thousands of schools across the country have closed in response to the spread of coronavirus, throwing state assessments into disarray. After initially considering “targeted” waivers of federal testing requirements, the Department of Education “shifted to a broader approach that will let most states...

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DOE Finalizes Title I Rules

The U.S. Department of Education has finalized its “supplement not supplant” rules requiring districts to demonstrate they are using federal Title I money in addition to state and local funds, reports Linda Jacobson for Education Dive. “The guidance says districts must show the methods they use...

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