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TEA gets $200 million in CARES Act funding for eLearning resources

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AUSTIN — Texas schools are getting funding for devices that will enable better resources for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is designed to provide funding for different industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Friday, Texas leaders announced $200 million in CARES Act funding will be allocated for the TEA to provide devices, hotspots, routers, and more based on needs identified by each local education agency.

“As school districts delay the start of in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19, it is essential that we work to provide Texas students with the devices they need to connect and communicate online for classroom instruction,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “As we continue to combat COVID-19 in Texas, we are committed to providing reliable and effective solutions that will help students academically succeed while protecting public health.”

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