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HeadLocke No. 90: Ensuring CARES Act flexibility, monitoring online education

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HeadLocke No. 90: Ensuring CARES Act flexibility, monitoring online education

 
 
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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate our lives. This edition of HeadLocke explores two aspects of the pandemic. First, the John Locke Foundation is leading a national effort to ensure state governments gain flexibility in their use of federal CARES Act money. JLF CEO Amy Cooke explains to Donna Martinez why that flexibility could help reduce the likelihood of unsustainable new state government spending. Second, the pandemic has forced public school students across North Carolina into online education. Terry Stoops, JLF vice president for research and director of education studies, offers Donna an early assessment of that online education. He discusses how COVID-19 could affect testing, summer school, the start of the next school year, and student readiness for the next grade level.

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