A federal judge has blocked a rule that would have diverted pandemic relief aid from K-through-12 schools to private schools.

Wisconsin and seven other states signed off on the lawsuit. Judge James Donato made his ruling in San Francisco Wednesday. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel had argued the money was meant to help public schools that were most in need of financial support. Nessel told the court the policy by U-S Education Secretary Betsy DeVos “does exactly the opposite.” In addition to the eight states and the District of Columbia, school systems in Chicago, Cleveland, New York City and San Francisco were part of the legal action.

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