HOUSE and SENATE
House Democrats introduced a $3.4 billion Puerto Rico disaster relief bill, which includes $100 million to support education-related relief, in response to the recent earthquakes on the island.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced the creation of a new civil rights enforcement unit aimed at helping schools “proactively” comply with Federal civil rights laws. The unit is called the Outreach, Prevent, Education and Non-discrimination (OPEN) Center and will be housed in ED’s Office for Civil Rights.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced two new proposed rules that would loosen requirements for local school districts when serving school meals and provide flexibility for the Summer Food Service Program.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, over Montana’s Supreme Court finding a program that provided tax breaks to donors who funded scholarships that families could use as private schools, including religious ones, as not permissible under the State’s constitution.
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