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Education Department unveils disaster-response team as aid bill heads to Trump

from Education Week

The U.S. Department of Education has formed a five-person team that will be devoted full-time to helping schools recover from hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, one of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' top deputies told a group of House lawmakers. The House education subcommittee heard about the new dedicated staff at the same time they heard testimony from educators about schools' recovery from natural disasters in California, Florida, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Recently, the full House sent a $19.1 billion disaster-relief bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it, that includes $165 million for the Education Department to distribute to schools. more


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