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DeVos and States Clash on Whether COVID-19 Aid Is Just 'Sitting in the Bank'

Just a small portion of federal coronavirus relief earmarked for schools had been spent by the end of September, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday. And U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said this data reveals that some states have fallen down on the job during the pandemic.

But state education leaders say the department and DeVos aren't painting a complete picture of how the money is being used. They also stress that CARES relief is vital for efforts to support.  Read the full story here.

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Andrew Ujifusa is an assistant editor for Education Week. He covers national education policy and politics and writes for the Politics K-12 blog.