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Education Department Releases $122 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Funds to States | Education News

The Education Department released $122 billion to states on Wednesday to help reopen K-12 schools – the pillar of the Biden’s administration’s plan to help the majority of elementary and middle schools resume in-person learning more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered every school district in the country.

The funding is part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package meant to bolster efforts to get children back into classrooms amid mounting concerns over mental health and learning loss, especially for the country’s most vulnerable students whose families and communities have disproportionately borne the brunt of the pandemic.

“The

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Physical education classes get creative during coronavirus pandemic

This is what remote physical education looks like in our house. And what it sounds like? Thundering footfalls from the bedroom above my office, as my third-grader runs through games her PE teacher is using as a warm-up.

The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting widespread shift to remote learning have brought major changes to physical education. Games like Turkey Ninja Warrior and water-bottle bowling and solitary pursuits in spaces as small as a studio apartment have replaced class in open fields or gyms. Rolled-up socks and laundry baskets have replaced balls and nets.

The PE instructors I spoke with said

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Education Department Will Begin To Track School Reopening : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

School children wearing facemasks walk outside Condit Elementary School near Houston in December. The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday that it will begin collecting data on the status of in-person learning during the pandemic.

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School children wearing facemasks walk outside Condit Elementary School near Houston in December. The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday that it will begin collecting data on the status of in-person learning during the pandemic.

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Ever since the pandemic closed the nation’s schools in March 2020,

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Trump signs bipartisan coronavirus relief bill after calling on Congress to approve $2,000 stimulus checks

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President Donald Trump speaks during an event commemorating the repatriation of Native American remains and artifacts from Finland in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images
  • President Donald Trump signed the $900 billion bipartisan coronavirus relief package on Sunday.

  • The negotiated rescue package contained $600 stimulus checks, federal unemployment aid, food and rental assistance, as well as education funding.

  • “I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed,” Trump said in a statement.

  • “I

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The coronavirus closed schools. Our diseased politics is keeping them closed. [Video]

WASHINGTON — The other day, I listened to my daughter’s first lesson of the day, which is conducted over a video feed, like every lesson of her day has been since last March. She sat in our dining room, at a relatively clean table where only a few remnants remained of the previous night’s dinner: a stray strand of spaghetti, a dusting of grated parmesan.

As a former public high school teacher in Brooklyn, I wanted to see if remote learning had improved since last spring, when it was widely considered to be a disaster. Back then it was just

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