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- Education Funding To Get Billions in COVID-19 Aid, States Pledge Focus on Mental Health, Learning RecoveryTwenty-eight states had submitted plans to the Education Department as of mid-June to access $41 billion from the American Rescue Plan.Education Funding Some in Congress Fear State Budget Decisions May Undercut COVID-19 Education ReliefA dispute in Wisconsin over coronavirus relief underscores how technical issues and politics are affecting education spending decisions.Education Funding There Are Big Funding Gaps Affecting High-Poverty Schools. Can Biden Close Them?Hurdles lie ahead for a $20 billion bid to create "Title I equity grants" to address long-standing funding inequities.Education Funding Education Department Issues Directive on Shielding Students in Poverty From Funding CutsThe agency released the "maintenance of equity" guidance on COVID-19 relief as part of a public-relations blitz on equity amid the pandemic.Education Funding New COVID-19 Aid Coalition Highlights Strategies for Retaining Teachers, Digital LearningThe coalition representing school officials, teachers' unions, and others, has pledged a multiyear effort to use relief aid effectively.Education Funding From Our Research Center Nation Earns a 'C' on School Finance, Reflecting Inconsistency in K-12 Funding and EquityThe Edweek Research Center's latest analysis finds a gulf in many states between per-pupil spending and how that K-12 money goes out.Education Funding Biden's K-12 Budget Seeks $20 Billion for State Incentives to Address Funding InequityThe "equity grants" are part of a huge spending plan that would also boost priorities like community schools, counselors, and school nurses.Education Funding Schools Can Use COVID-19 Relief Money for Vaccinations and Teacher Bonuses, Feds SayThe Education Department's latest guidance for coronavirus relief packages also says state lawmakers can't limit how districts use funds.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.K-12 leaders discuss the impact of federal funding, prioritizing holistic student support, and how technology can help.Education Funding See the Hundreds of Pet Projects for Schools and Students Federal Lawmakers Want to FundFor the first time in years, members of Congress can push for local spending "earmarks." And there's plenty on the list for K-12.Education Funding A Lifelong Advocate Explains Why the Feds Need to Invest in the Nation's School BuildingsA veteran advocate for improving school buildings sees the fight for funding as a generational battle with enormous stakes for communities.Education Funding Schools Can Help Families Apply for Federal Help in Paying for Home Internet AccessFamilies who qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program can get $50 off their monthly broadband bills.Education Funding Miguel Cardona's First Budget Hearing Becomes Forum on In-Person Learning, 1619 ProjectIn his first public testimony to Congress as education secretary, Cardona also touched on standardized testing and student discipline.Education Funding States Are Waffling Over Billions in K-12 Federal Relief. Schools Are Getting Antsy.Schools in some states have already started spending money from recent federal stimulus packages. Others don’t yet have the dollars in hand.Education Funding Opinion The COVID-19 Stimulus Money Won’t Last Forever. Here’s What's Next for SchoolsThere are three important first steps for states to start helping schools prepare now, write two policy experts.