Educators, governors ask Congress for more remote-education funding

EdScoop: Government leaders and educators asked Congress in a letter on Friday for more federal funding to improve online learning and provide mental and physical health support for schools reopening in the fall.

In the letter addressed to congressional leadership, the National Governors Association and education groups, including the American Federation of Teachers, the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the State Higher Education Executive Officers, said federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act has been a “lifeline” to help schools and higher education institutions move classes online and make education accessible to students during the pandemic.

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