Schools need $245 billion to reopen safely, state education chiefs estimate
from U.S. News & World Report
Schools will need as much as $245 billion in additional federal support to safely reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a new estimate from the Council of Chief State School Officers shows. The cost estimate — the biggest yet from a national education organization — represents a sobering recognition from red and blue states alike that a major federal bailout is needed in order to reopen for 55 million children whose schools shuttered in March.
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