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- Education Funding What Biden's 'American Rescue Plan' Would Do for Schools and Students, in One ChartBiden's plan would provide $130 billion in direct aid to K-12 to help schools reopen, but other pieces would also affect education.Education Funding Congress Could Go Big on COVID-19 Aid for Schools After Democrats Take ControlEducation leaders hoping for another round of coronavirus relief might get their wish from a new Congress.Education Funding How Much Each State Will Get in COVID-19 Education Aid, in Four ChartsThis interactive presentation has detailed K-12 funding information about the aid deal signed by President Donald Trump in December 2020.Education Funding Big Picture: How the Latest COVID-19 Aid for Education Breaks Down, in Two ChartsThe massive package enacted at year's end provides billions of dollars to K-12 but still falls short of what education officials wanted.Education Funding Education Dept. Gets $73.5 Billion in Funding Deal That Ends Ban on Federal Aid for BusingThe fiscal 2021 deal increases K-12 aid for disadvantaged students, special education, and other federal programs.Education Funding The Incredible Shrinking COVID-19 Relief Package for Schools?The parameters of new bipartisan aid bill might signal that coronavirus relief for schools will fall short of what they've hoped for.Education Funding CDC: Here's How Much It Would Cost Schools to Safeguard Against COVID-19The cost estimates are based on various mitigation strategies to protect students and staff from the coronavirus.Education Funding Fact Check: What Joe Biden Got Wrong About Teacher Job LossPresident-elect Joe Biden said 666,000 teachers have been laid off during the coronavirus crisis. But the real number isn't as big.Education Funding DeVos and States Clash on Whether COVID-19 Aid Is Just 'Sitting in the Bank'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.Education Funding Why This Scholar Says The Last Decade Was One of Public Education's Most BrutalLaw professor Derek Black argues that public schools have yet to recover politically and financially from the last recession.Education Funding Interactive Here's What the Stalled COVID-19 Aid Plans Would Do for SchoolsAs negotiations see-saw in Washington, here’s a look at competing legislation to help bail out financially strapped states & school systems.Education Funding COVID-19 Education Relief: Congress Dithers and Advocates FumeThe failure to reach a deal on emergency coronavirus pandemic aid with the school year already underway leaves the education community frustrated and worried as challenges multiply.Education Funding Opinion Four Mental Traps That Stop Schools From Getting More Bang for the BuckMy newly released volume, "Getting the Most Bang for the Education Buck," explores how to spend edu-dollars smarter. Today I talk about the role of mindset in that process.Education Funding Opinion Black Families Don't Need 'Fixing.' They Need Better School FinancingThere's nothing wrong with Black districts, teachers, students, and parents that ending racism can’t solve, writes Andre Perry.