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All states now approved for emergency education funding

It was close, but all 50 states and the District of Columbia have applied and been approved for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund — a relatively small block grant within the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, but one state leaders have wide discretion in how to spend.

The U.S. Department of Education extended the deadline by a week, until June 8, but “it turns out the extension wasn’t needed, since everyone had applied by the end of the day on Monday,” according to a department spokesman.

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