Charles Hendrix

Charles Hendrix has been writing about federal K-12 education policy, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, since 2006, and has in-depth knowledge of Capitol Hill and the federal legislative process. He is a senior editor with LRP Publications and the author of What Do I Do When® The Answer Book on Title I – Fourth Edition. He lives in South Florida with his son and their trusted chiweenie, Junior.

Feds award $600 million to support services for homeless students

States and districts can fund wraparound services to help students experiencing homelessness overcome COVID's impacts, stay in school and participate in school-related activities.

5 more COVID spending plans get thumbs up from Department of Education

State ESSER plans are required as a condition of receiving a portion of the more than $122 billion in funds authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act.

House panel OKs draft of $102.8B education spending bill

Legislation includes $36 billion for Title I, Part A, an increase of $19.5 billion over the FY 2021 enacted level, as well as $15.5 billion for IDEA Part B, a $3.1 billion increase over FY 2021 levels.

Equity should be ‘infused’ in education, experts say during summit

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said equity will be a focus of ED and be infused in its efforts for the next four years. "These next months and years will determine the trajectory of success for millions of students in our care. This is our moment."

Biden budget targets K-12 inequities, Cardona tells Senate

Increased K-12 spending and COVID relief funds comes after years of underinvestment in K-12 education, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says.

Office for Civil Rights details COVID’s 3 big equity impacts

Department of Education urges action on learning loss and achievement gaps, access to learning resources and opportunities, and English learner participation.

ED releases FAQ on allowable uses for spending ESSER, GEER funds

The U.S. Education Department released its long-awaited FAQ on allowably using funds allocated through ESSER and GEER on May 26, providing answers to questions state and local educational agencies had on numerous issues, including construction and renovation, as well as providing vaccinations to students and staff.

ED opens comments for equitable per-pupil funding

The program provides flexibility to consolidate federal, state, and local funding to create a single school funding system based on weighted per-pupil allocations for low-income and other disadvantaged students.

CDC: No change to COVID measures through end of school year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that there isn't enough time for schools to adequately adjust their policies and procedures to ensure safety.

CDC: Fully vaccinated need not wear masks; $500M for school nurses

"Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities large or small without wearing a mask or physical distancing," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.

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