Featured Partner Webinar—Unpacking the Federal Response to COVID-19 in Education

The coronavirus is creating unprecedented challenges and exacerbating long-standing inequities in education. In response to the pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides more than $2 trillion in spending, including more than $30 billion to support K–12 and higher education programs.

What is the latest on this funding and what does it mean for state, local, and school leaders? What additional federal support may be coming and how does it relate to making progress on improving equity?

This webinar by The Wallace Foundation and EducationCounsel will provide an overview of the CARES Act and the latest information on implementation. Key topics will include:

  • Explaining key provisions of the CARES Act related to education programs, including funding streams and waivers provided by the law
  • Providing the latest updates and issues regarding CARES Act implementation by the federal government and in states
  • Identifying key actions for district and school leaders to maximize their available federal funding—now and over time
  • Looking ahead to possible further federal action to support recovery and reform, including when it may happen and what it may include.

The webinar will build upon this Wallace Foundation blog post published in late April.

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Presenters

Scott Palmer, EducationCounsel
Managing partner and co-founder

Sean Worley, EducationCounsel
Senior policy associate

Kenneth W. Austin, The Wallace Foundation
General counsel and corporate secretary moderator