Bus riding during the pandemic has been a source of concern for parents nationwide, and school bus drivers—like teachers and other school staff—are putting their own health at risk to perform their jobs.
School districts are facing coronavirus outbreaks as they begin to reopen without the federal funding necessary to do so safely.
School transportation plans are “just one of the many ways we’re seeing inequities playing out in this pandemic.”
The report says an additional $116.5 billion is needed "for personal protective equipment, health staffing, cleaning support and resources to address students' needs."
The majority of U.S. public school districts need to make significant building repairs to their schools, but lack the funding to do so, a new study reports.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of at least 124,000 public and private K-12 schools, affecting more than 55 million students. Hundreds of colleges have also closed.
State education leaders have unveiled a new initiative to help attract and retain educators of color.
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