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DeVos issues rule steering more virus aid to private schools

 

Last updated 6/25/2020 at 5:16pm



COLLIN BINKLEY

AP Education Writer

The Trump administration on Thursday moved forward with a policy ordering public schools across the U.S. to share coronavirus relief funding with private schools at a higher rate than federal law typically requires.

Under a new rule issued by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, school districts are ordered to set aside a portion of their aid for private schools using a formula based on the total number of private school students in the district.

The policy has been contested by public school officials who say the funding should be shared based on the number o...



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