Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136)
CLE files amicus brief in NAACP v. DeVos (August 29th, 2020, PDF) – On Friday, September 25th, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it would not appeal the federal district court’s order in NAACP, et al. v. DeVos, et al., overturning the Department’s regulation for allocating CARES Act COVID-19 relief funds to provide equitable services to students and teachers in private schools. The Center for Law and Education filed an amicus brief, which provided a detailed analysis of the faulty reasoning behind the Department’s determination that a count of all students was the appropriate measure for determining equitable services.
- CLE’s Analysis of Flaws in Equitable Services Guidance (May 18, 2020, PDF) CLE’s analysis of serious flaws in federal instructions to school districts on serving private school students with COVID-19 relief funds.
- CLE’s Analysis of Elementary and Secondary Funding in the CARES Act (April 21st, 2020, PDF) CLE’s analysis of the elementary and secondary education funding in the CARES Act. Of particular note, it discusses State and local requirements (from the General Education Provisions Act) for participatory planning and operation, equity, sharing of effective practices, and monitoring.
- CLE Notes on Waiver Provisions of the 03/25/2020 Revised Version of the Senate CARES Act Bill(March 25, 2020) Read the revised waiver provisions of the CARES Act.
- CLE Comments on the Waiver Provisions of the CARES Act (March 2020, PDF) CLE comments on proposed CARES Act re blanket waivers under ESEA, Perkins, and Higher Education Act.
- American Rescue Plan – excerpt of Sections 2001 through 2014 of the American Rescue Plan.