October 27, 2020

Senate Democrats Press Trump Administration to Collect, Disseminate School Reopening Data

The request comes after Betsy DeVos last week said it's not the federal government’s responsibility to track school districts’ coronavirus infection rates and how they're reopening.

SENATE DEMOCRATS URGED the Trump administration this week to create a centralized database to track school-related coronavirus cases and school reopening plans in order to provide more reliable information for school leaders trying to reopen for in-person learning.  

"As schools have begun the new academic year operating in-person, remotely, or with a hybrid approach, there has been wide variation in both the reporting and tracking of COVID-19 cases at schools that provide in-person learning," Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota wrote in a letter dated Oct. 27 to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield. 

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Read the full article from U.S. News & World Report here.


By:  Lauren Camera
Source: U.S. News & World Report