AG sues U.S. Education Department over CARES Act funding

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is the latest state to sue the U.S. Department of Education for the way it is distributing emergency funds from the CARES Act to schools. The Seattle Times reports on Thursday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a motion in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington requesting that the court issue a preliminary injunction in the case. Ferguson argued the Education Department has created new rules that would require public school districts to share a larger portion of the money with private schools that operate within their borders. Ferguson says private schools generally enroll a much lower percentage of low-income students, and often have endowment funds, so their need is not as great.