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Betsy DeVos Releases First Coronavirus Emergency Aid for K-12 Schools


April 16, 2020

Governors can now officially apply for billions in aid intended to help public schools address the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Tuesday.

The $3 billion in aid for the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law last month. In a statement, DeVos stressed that this application is "streamlined" to make it easier for governors; she also said that governors have a chance to "truly rethink and transform the approach to education during this national emergency."

"At a time when so many school boards and superintendents have shut down learning for the balance of the school year," DeVos said in a statement, "I want to encourage each and every governor to focus on continuity of education for all students. Parents, families, teachers, and other local education leaders are depending on their leadership to ensure students don't fall behind."


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