Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: What Is in It for US Education

    View Author March 2020

    The US government is continuing to respond to the spread of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with new actions to provide relief to students and educators. Late evening on Wednesday, March 25, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – the third piece of legislation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic – by a vote of 96-0. On Friday, March 27, the House of Representatives passed the bill, which was signed into law by President Trump the same day.