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Educators, Students and Schools Come Up Short in Coronavirus Relief Package

AS CONGRESS TIES THE bow on a long-awaited and contentious coronavirus relief package, superintendents, principals and educators are disappointed – though not surprised – by how little aid it includes for their efforts to reopen the country’s public school system for millions of children who have been learning remotely since the pandemic shuttered schools in March.

What stunned many of them, though, was that dedicated funding to help the estimated 12 million children with little to no internet access had vanished – funding that, during a months-long negotiating process rife with partisan bickering, garnered wide support from both sides of the aisle.

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