COVID-19

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Educating Through Crisis

Engaging students online, your rights, support, and more.

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The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan passed into law includes the single largest investment ever in education funding, providing $130 billion to public K-12 schools. The money can be used to reduce class sizes, modernize HVAC systems, hire more school custodians, nurses, counselors and help address student trauma and loss of learning time, among others.
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The American Rescue Plan directs nearly $40 billion to public higher education institutions to assist with safety protocols, distance learning and emergency financial assistance for millions of students. Funding will also go to student services to support mental health and social and emotional learning.
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Education Support Professionals (ESPs) and other school staff who interact with students and their families must have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and training to protect students, colleagues, families, and themselves.
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The safety and well-being of students and educators when they return to school cannot be compromised.
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Also, the American Rescue Plan allocates nearly $7.2 billion in emergency funds to address the "homework gap." This is the single largest one-time investment ever in FCC's E-rate program -- and only appropriated investment in the program's history -- to specifically help schools ensure all K-12 students and educators have an internet connection and device adequate for remote learning at home so they can participate in teaching and learning.
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Bills in Congress

This legislation would help to address the rise of hate crimes and violence targeted at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Among other things, the legislation would designate a Department of Justice employee to assist with expedited review of COVID-19 hate crimes reported to federal, state, and/or local law enforcement.

A landmark bill addressing the far-reaching challenges our nation has faced from the pandemic.

A budget reconciliation bill that includes substantial support for COVID-relief, including funding to assist public schools and public college campuses in safely reopening for in-person learning.

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