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Bill funds removal of lead pipes that supply drinking water to schools, safe routes to schools programs, expanded broadband access, and clean school bus programs.
New federal rule requiring COVID vaccinations or weekly testing and face coverings for private employers with more than 100 employees could soon apply to state and local educational agencies.
Distribution could begin soon to get doses to physicians; research will continue at other institutions for children under 5.
Adding to the urgency is that many districts are now following a test-to-stay approach to keep close contacts in class or want to sends rapid COVID tests home with students.
More personnel to conduct school COVID testing and guidance on incentivizing parents to opt-in highlight the White House's latest pandemic prevention strategies for K-12.
The Biden Administration's Build Back Better Act could provide some momentum for a much-needed overhaul of disjointed education and career-training systems, a report says.
Masks, vaccines, critical race theory or transgender athletes have led to a record numbers of first-time candidates and a greater presence of political parties in school board elections.
Biden says Build Back Better framework will "make sure that every 3- and 4-year-old child in America will go to high-quality preschool." Indeed, the framework includes $400 billion for preschool and early childcare.
Closing vast funding gaps among and within states will require funding reform and pressure from the federal government, according to the annual "Making the Grade" report
National School Boards Association apologizes for comparing attacks over masks, critical race theory and other issues to domestic terrorism and hate crimes.
Ongoing COVID infections appear to be causing far more staffing shortages than school employees refusing to comply with COVID policies.
New lawsuit claims that Biden Administration overstepped authority in warning of a crackdown on threats made against educators and school boards over critical race theory, sex ed and other issues.