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Statement from Bibi Yasmin Katsev, Executive Director, Texas District Charter Alliance on passage of the CARES Act – the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (H.R. 748)

 

March 27, 2020

 

“Today, the Texas District Charter Alliance was pleased to see the U.S. House passage of H.R. 748, the CARES Act, joining with the U.S. Senate to help Americans struggling in the wake of COVID-19 and providing economic relief directly to Americans, to businesses, the education system and to our health care workers. It was rightly focused on immediate and urgent needs, and we are grateful for the first steps taken to support students and families with funding for several sectors of education during this difficult time.”

“I want to express a special thanks to our District Charter Alliance members for their quick efforts to transition to distance, online, at-home learning that is focused on the best interests of every student.”

The Texas District Charter Alliance (DCA) is composed of district and charter leaders who have come together to engage in advocacy to put students’ interests before all else and seek to improve all public schools.  We support transformative policies that allow for partnerships and collaboration between districts and charters to provide schools with opportunities for greater innovation and student achievement.

The Texas District Charter Alliance (DCA) represents 23 organizations; Aldine ISD, Brooks County ISD, Democracy Prep Charter School, El Paso ISD, El Paso Leadership Academy, Freer ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Great Hearts, KIPP Texas Public Schools, IDEA Public Schools, Leadership Academy Network, Longview ISD, Midland ISD, Premont ISD, Responsive Education Solutions, Rural Schools Innovation Zone, San Antonio ISD, School Innovation Collaborative, Spring Branch ISD, Transformation Waco, Uplift Education, and YES Prep.