American colleges shift to remote learning despite taking millions in coronavirus relief funding

American colleges shift to remote learning despite taking millions in coronavirus relief funding

Columnist Bill McGurn reacts to an increasing number of schools considering remote learning in response to the COVID surge on ‘Fox Business Tonight.’ Colleges and universities across America received millions of dollars in government funding during the coronavirus pandemic, some of which was intended to help them safely reopen their campuses to in-person learning. However, many schools that received the government funding are now beginning their spring 2022 semester with remote learning.According to the Department of Education, $74.9 billion from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund was allocated to colleges and universities across the country.When the CARES Act was signed into law in March 2020, it required that institutions using money from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund use 50% of the funding received for direct financial-assistance grants to students. The remaining amount of money could be used for costs relating to the coronavirus pandemic. DURHAM, NC — JANUARY 27: A general view of the Duke University Chapel on the campus of Duke University. ((P …

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