Secretary DeVos awards more than $ 180 million to the United Rethinking K-12 education to better meet the needs of students during Coronavirus failure 29 July, 2020 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press @ ed. gov
  • WASHINGTON - Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced over $ 180 million in new grants awarded to 11 states Rethinking education to better serve students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rethink K-12 Education Models grant will support the efforts of states to create new innovative ways for students to continue to learn in ways that meet their needs. The winners include Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina in the New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota's, Tennessee and Texas. Prizes range from $ 6 million to $ 20 million.

    "To ensure that every student can continue learning during the pandemic of coronavirus requires Innovation of local education leaders and a similar focus on doing what is right for students laser" said DeVos Secretary. "This donation will help states adapt and overcome challenges to strengthen education, both now and for the long term. If we learned anything from this pandemic it is that the outdated one size fits all education is no longer tenable and education in the future should be more adaptable and student-centered. I want winners of congratulations today to make the necessary effort for rethinking education on behalf of their students. "

    Congress aside 1% of the $ 30.75 trillion allocated to the Stabilization Fund of Education through Law deals with subsidies to states with the greatest burden of coronavirus. The Department of Education announced the Education Model (REM) Rethink scholarship contest K-12 in April 2020, inviting any state educational agency to apply. The program supports new and innovative ways to access to education, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of students during the national emergency coronavirus. Specifically, it called for projects to provide families:

  • Microscholarship, so that states can ensure that families have access to technology and services to advance distance learning (priority one);
  • learning programs and online course access throughout the state, so that students can access a wide range of topics, including those that are not taught in their setting assigned (priority 2); or
  • New models launched in the field to provide distance education to ensure that every child is learning and preparing for successful careers and lives (priority 3).

    Education Agency State


    absolute priority # < p> funding Level

    Department of Louisiana education



    $ 16,999,992

    Tennessee Department of education



    $ 20,000,000

    Rhode Island Department of

    primary and secondary education RI < "center" p align => 2

    $ 10.898643 million

    Texas Education Agency



    $ 19,978,625

    Department of Education

    IA Iowa


    $ 17,681,016

    Georgia Department of Educ ation

    GA < / P>


    $ 18,594,304

    Department of South Carolina Education

    Carolina of the South


    $ 15,049,608

    New York Department of Education of the State < / p>

    New York


    $ 19,986,089

    North Department Public instruction

    Carolina of the North


    $ 17,632,125

    Department of Education



    $ 6,883,481 Department of Education



    $ 16,958,613 key

    $ 180,662,496

    Points of some of the prize:

    TOTAL s are:

  • Texas invest in developing new virtual courses throughout the state as part of its program of Texas Start learning, including the creat ion of new resources doors open for English learners in reading and math, aiming to reach more than one million English learners and provide professional development to more than 300,000 teachers.
  • New York will provide more than 190,000 teachers and educational leaders with a combined total of 450,000 hours of professional support for effective practices implemented in distance learning / hybrid and learning, which, in turn, reach a estimated two million students.
  • Louisiana provide for access to 75,000 students Microscholarship for distance learning resources, including 12,000 will receive less devices or access points through the program.
  • Rhode Island improve its virtual program advanced course access for students from middle and high school have access to a richer, more diverse set of course offerings, and school students primary can access the program as well.
  • Carolina of the South will provide all students with access to a robust ecosystem of virtual education, including the use of "data dissemination", an innovative concept that help can I provide content instruction to students who do not they have Internet access.

    Applications were evaluated by a panel of independent reviewers, and highest scoring applications received funding. Given the nature of the national emergency, the states with the highest load coronavirus were prioritized.

    The Department continues to update with information for students, parents, educators and local leaders on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    for additional resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about COVID-19, please visit

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