Tag: Relief

Judge strikes down DeVos plan to boost pandemic relief for private schools

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ effort to boost the amount of emergency pandemic relief that flows to private school students is illegal and struck down the policy.

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, an appointee of President Donald Trump, ruled that DeVos ran afoul of the CARES Act when she required public schools to send a greater share of pandemic assistance to private school students than is typically required under federal law.

The judge sided with the NAACP, which had brought the legal challenge against DeVos’ policy, criticizing it as a ploy to divert emergency

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Judge temporarily blocks DeVos rule that would divert relief from public to private schools

A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Education Department must temporarily hold off on implementing a controversial rule that would have directed congressionally approved COVID-19 relief funds away from public schools.

Under the CARES Act, some of the federal funds directed to local education agencies were to be shared with private schools. However, the Education Department under Secretary Betsy DeVos instituted a rule that would allocate those funds based on the total number of students enrolled at private schools rather than the number of low-income students attending, which is traditionally how Title I funds are distributed.

According to the ruling

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Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Resignation Greeted with ‘Relief’ at Liberty University, Alum Says

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After 13 years at the helm of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr. stepped down this week amid scandal – a move that has brought the Christian school’s students and alumni a sense of relief, members of the community told The New York Times.

Falwell, 58, has already weathered several storms while serving as president and chancellor of the school his evangelist father founded in 1971.

But a sex scandal that broke this week in which a former Miami pool attendant claimed to have had an affair with Falwell’s wife Becki while Falwell watched seemed

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Pottstown SD, Career And Tech Center Get Education Relief Grants

POTTSTOWN, PA — Pottstown School District and the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center will receive nearly $200,ooo in state Education Relief grants.

State Rep. Joe Ciresi (D-Montgomery) announced the grants for his district Friday.

Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center received a grant of $72,294 . The money is to assist in the resumption and continuation of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Continuing of Education Equity Grant (CEEG) of $123,605 was awarded to Pottstown School District.

Based in Royersford, WMCTC is one of many career and technology center in Pennsylvania to receive a share of the approximately $10.5

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