On March 27, 2020, the $2-trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. The bill is a good start and, while not perfect, does address many needs of our students, educators, and schools.
It is intended to help stabilize workers, families, and the economy during the COVID-19 public health crisis and is the third relief package Congress has passed during the coronavirus pandemic. NEA is also advocating for additional stimulus funds in a fourth package.
Learn more about the CARES Act by reading these documents from NEA’s Center for Advocacy and the Education Policy and Practice Department:
- CARE Act Payments
- Education Stabilization Fund
- Student Loans
- Unemployment Insurance
- ESSA Waivers
- School Meals