GOP Bill Would Tie Two-Thirds of COVID Relief to Schools Physically Reopening

Education Week: Two-thirds of K-12 emergency funding in the new coronavirus relief bill from Senate Republicans would be reserved for schools that plan to physically reopen and provide some kind of in-person instruction.

That proposal was included in a suite of GOP proposals introduced Monday that will start difficult negotiations with Democrats in the Senate. It would provide $70 billion to K-12 public and private schools, along with $5 billion in funds for governors to use on K-12 and higher education.

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