April 8, 2020

$31 billion in federal coronavirus relief coming soon to schools & students

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The $2.2 trillion in coronavirus relief will include $31 billion nationwide in assistance for K-12 and higher education and more than $4 billion for child care and Head Start. That should translate into at least several billion dollars for California schools and colleges.

The final amount for education grew by about half during final negotiations — and California will need every cent, if early predictions of a bleak state budget next year hold true, with billions of dollars in likely cuts for education.

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