The US Department of Agriculture announced Monday that it will allow schools to offer free grab-and-go meals to any student, regardless of eligibility, as they did over the summer.
So far, almost no money in federal coronavirus aid bills has been set aside for students with unstable housing.
California schools will not be able to reopen safely unless they receive additional federal dollars, said California schools chief Tony Thurmond.
Increasing costs due to the pandemic combined with existing financial challenges will hit California schools hard.
The state will use a $10.6 million grant to identify gaps in early learning services for children from birth to age 5 and decide on steps to meet those needs.
An Urban Institute reports finds entitlements for the elderly, rising payments on national debt and spending caps on safety net programs will squeeze investments in America’s next generation.
The federal budget includes $1.21 billion for programs to help children in high-poverty areas with reading, math and science homework after school.
2019 budget proposal eliminates NASA education office and teacher training grants.