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- Education Funding The Political Spotlight on Schools' COVID Relief Money Isn't Going AwayPoliticians and researchers are among those scrutinizing the use and oversight of billions in pandemic education aid.Education Funding Here's How Schools Can Use Federal COVID Aid to Solve Bus Driver and Other Transportation WoesThe Education Department outlines districts' options for using relief money to solve nationwide problems in getting kids to and from school.Education Funding High Schoolers to Decide How to Spend $1.5 Million in COVID FundingState officials called Connecticut's new Voice4Change campaign “a first-in-the-nation statewide student civic engagement initiative.”Education Funding North Carolina Must Spend $1.75B to Narrow Education Gap, Judge OrdersThe judge's order has angered GOP lawmakers and will likely set up a constitutional showdown between the three state government branches.Education Funding Opinion Ed. Finance Guru Marguerite Roza on How Schools Can Best Spend COVID AidMarguerite Roza shares ways school leaders can most effectively use federal COVID aid to position students and schools for future success.Education Funding Q&A No Federal Infrastructure Money? Not OK, Says a Superintendent With Century-Old BuildingsA massive congressional spending package likely won’t include federal funding to improve school buildings. But schools' dire needs remain.Education Funding State K-12 Spending Is Inequitable and Inadequate. See Where Yours RanksThere's a $17,000 per student difference between the highest- and lowest-spending states. High-poverty schools suffer especially.Education Funding U.S. Senators Tee Up Big Boost in School Funding for Next YearThe fiscal 2022 bill would increase aid for disadvantaged students, mental-health professionals, research, and state academic assessments.Education Funding Opinion Don’t Plan on That Federal Education Spending SpreeA Democratic spending spree once depicted as inevitable is shrinking before our eyes, meaning big implications for education.Education Funding Feds Pump $1.5 Billion Extra Toward Schools to Address Cafeteria Food ShortageThe U.S. Department of Agriculture announced funds to help schools more easily purchase U.S.-grown foods amid widespread supply shortages.Education Funding Opinion Manchin Just Downsized the Dems’ Massive Education Spending PlansDemocratic Sen. Joe Manchin may have blown a gaping hole in the education community’s hopes for supersized new federal outlays.Education Funding Interactive Look Up How Much COVID Relief Aid Your School District Is GettingThe federal government gave schools more than $190 billion to help them recover from the pandemic. But the money was not distributed evenly.Education Funding Explainer Everything You Need to Know About Schools and COVID Relief FundsHow much did your district get in pandemic emergency aid? When must the money be spent? Is there more on the way? EdWeek has the answers.