The GOP’s ‘skinny’ stimulus bill: Here’s what it includes for education—and what it lacks

Senate Republicans unveiled their latest proposal for the next coronavirus relief package Tuesday. It has a formal name—the “Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools, and Small Businesses Act”—but it’s informally known as the “skinny” bill. Or, “emaciated,” if you ask Democrats on Capitol Hill.

The GOP’s proposal has slimmed to a svelte $300 billion (from a previous, $1 trillion version), and reports have zeroed in on the legislation’s trimmed-down unemployment benefits, which cut the $600 boost provided in March’s package by half, and the glaring omission of second-round $1,200 stimulus checks.

But where does it stand on education? Here’s the skinny on the skinny bill:


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