House Reconciliation Package, School Closures and Mask Ban Lawsuits Continue.


  • Today the House Democrats released a reconciliation package that includes $82B for school infrastructure, $9B for higher education and $1.5B HBCUs, $450B for childcare and preschool, and $35B for child nutrition. (The Guardian, Reuters, Bloomberg Government, CNN Politics


  • With the rise of school closures due to student Covid-19 infections and outbreaks (WSJ), districts are quickly reconsidering how to provide effective distance learning. (The 74 Million, Time, CalMatters)


  • Lawsuits regarding masks in schools continue nationwide (Chalkbeat) and though this debate appears to be ongoing, there was a meaningful update in Tennessee this week when a federal judge blocked TN Governor Bill Lee’s executive order banning masks. (Chalkbeat TN, Fox 13, WREG, WRCBtv)