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COVID-19 in Maryland Education

Congress Hears Pleas to Help States Avoid Education Cuts That Will Exacerbate Disparities

Former U.S. Education secretary John B. King Jr. at a conference in Columbia in 2019. Photo by Josh Kurtz.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated racial inequities in education, a disparity that Congress needs to help rectify, the former education chief under President Obama told lawmakers Monday.