The lamp remains illuminated in the top of the Capitol Dome in Washington before dawn Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, indicating that the Senate was still at work as Democrats remained on the floor overnight to oppose the confirmation of Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos. The Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump’s controversial nominee by the narrowest possible margin, with Vice President Mike Pence expected to break a 50-50 tie. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Education funding is a major focus of the next coronavirus stimulus package, though it remains to be determined how much it will support key state and local priorities around remote or in-person instruction, or provide new money for increased high-speed internet access.
A legislative draft circulating among lawmakers envisions