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DeVos Announces $693 Million in Disaster Aid for Calif., Puerto Rico, Texas Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Monday that two states and Puerto Rico will receive nearly $700 million in federal money to help their schools recover from natural disaster.

The Puerto Rico Department of Education will receive $589 million of this Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations program money, while the Texas education department will receive $89.4 million and California's department will get $14.4 million, DeVos said. Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico last year and caused significant damage to the U.S. territory's schools, many of which are due to close this summer. Meanwhile, Hurricane Harvey caused significant damage to the Houston area, and California experienced some of its worst wildfires in recent history late last year.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2018/04/devos_announces_aid_puerto_rico_california_texas_693_million.html

 

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