Feds approve Connecticut plan for school relief money

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal education officials have approved Connecticut’s plan for using federal pandemic relief funds to reopen the state’s K-12 schools for in-person learning while addressing the impact of lost instructional time during the pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Education has also released the remaining $369 million in federal pandemic relief funds to the state.

With this latest batch, announced Friday, Connecticut will have received about $1.1 billion under the American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.

While a historic amount for Connecticut, a review by The Associated Press of federal pandemic aid to schools shows Connecticut lags behind most states in median per-pupil funding.

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