Month: April 2021

San Antonio Report: Texas to release $11B in federal stimulus funds to public schools

In recent weeks, a growing chorus of educators, school advocates, business leaders, and Democratic lawmakers have called for the state’s highest-ranking Republicans to release the federal aid directly to schools, with no strings attached. They contend local school officials know how to best spend the money to suit their students’ specific needs and that the …

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Houston Public Media News: Texas’ Congressional Democrats Seek To Block Governor’s Grab Of COVID-19 Education Funds

The Texas Democratic congressional delegation has asked the U.S. Education Department to block the governor from potentially diverting federal COVID-19 dollars away from public schools. Gov. Greg Abbott has requested a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education that would allow him to spend the federal funds — formally known as Elementary and Secondary School …

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KXAN: Business leaders fear years of economic strain if $17B in federal funds don’t get to public schools

Austin (KXAN)– Congressman Lloyd Doggett, who approved the stimulus packages in Washington, said if state leadership doesn’t act soon, he will consider filing a congressional amendment which singles out Texas and forces the hand of Abbott. After the 2008 financial crisis, Doggett successfully offered a similar amendment when Gov. Rick Perry held office. It was …

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