The U.S. Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package includes more than $30 billion for education, with more than $14 billion for colleges and universities and at least $13.5 billion for the nation’s K-12 schools.

Help for K-12 will come, in part, from what’s called the Education Stabilization Fund. Part of this money is meant for protecting jobs and paying staff while school is out of session. It can also be used to pay for Internet-connected devices and equipment for districts moving to remote learning. But lawmakers chose not to expand dedicated funding for technology through the federal E-Rate Program, as some in the Senate had called for.


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