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Democrats Seek $170 Billion in School, College Aid in Stimulus

Feb. 8, 2021, 9:49 PM

Democrats want to give K-12 schools almost $130 billion and colleges almost $40 billion for pandemic relief under a draft of legislation they’re pushing to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

The text from the House Education and Labor Committee, released Monday, is the first version of a measure to be incorporated into the $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus.

K-12 schools would be required to reserve at least 20% of the aid to remedy learning loss among students stuck at home for much of the last year through options such as summer school or extended school days. Colleges would be required to ...