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.

2 relief programs put $10B toward student internet access

Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Education Department fund Emergency Connectivity program and Emergency Broadband Benefit programs under American Rescue Plan.

House panel questions Cardona on ED budget request, priorities

Several GOP members of the panel questioned Cardona about whether the inclusion of the 1619 Project meant ED was endorsing a "controversial" revision of American history.

Cardona: 3 ways schools can improve outcomes for all students

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says the federal government will not micromanage schools but will ensure students receive free, appropriate public education.

Biden touts proposals that would boost education spending

In his first joint address to Congress, President Biden outlined proposals that would boost education funding by hundreds of billions of dollars.

What new CDC mask guidance means for schools and educators

Vaccinated individuals can now go without masks outdoors, but unvaccinated individuals including children under 16, should continue to wear them.

ED to make $200M in ARP Homeless funds immediately available to states

They money is to be used to identify students experiencing homelessness and provide them with services and assistance to attend school.

ARP ESSER application template, rules released for states

State education agencies must apply for the remaining $41 billion from the American Rescue Plan by June 7. Requirements include meaningful consultation with education stakeholders and the public.

Can ESSER funds be used for travel for PD?

Official answers from Education Department staff to questions posed by Title I educators and administrators.

White House releases budget blueprint with nearly $103 billion for education

The request is a $29.8 billion increase over the 2021 budget. Here's a breakdown of what programs the money would fund.

5 strategies anchor ED’s updated school reopening guidance

U.S. Education Department updates COVID safety guidelines with information on using American Rescue Plan funds and a focus on equity and access.

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