Get Federal Funding For Your District
January 2021 -- Federal legislators passed a second round of education stimulus, which provides which provides an additional $82 billion in education stabilization funds, approximately $54 billion of which is specifically dedicated for K-12. This new bill follows the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) from March 2020 that reserved $30 billion for education stabilization funds, $13.5 billion of which were specifically dedicated for K-12.
Here are the four potential ways EdTech-related uses for K-12 monies were outlines in the CARES Act. The new education stimulus also allows stabilization funds to be flexibly spent on essentially the same allowable uses.
With such a wide range of allowable uses, MSET and ISTE encourage states and districts to continue taking a multi-pronged approach — involving prioritized investments into professional learning, infrastructure and content — when leveraging federal funds.
Proposed Budget Cut Lethal to Education
June 30, 2020 -- Maryland Governor Larry Hogan proposed $345 million in cuts to education is alethal injection into public schools. The pandemic forced schools to move into a remote learning environment that further highlighted the inequities that exist for students and families. Gov. Hogan's proposed budget cuts will only add to the struggle schools are expected to face in the fall.
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2020 Maryland Legislative Recap
**These bills were all vetoed based on COVID’s economic impact.