Indiana schools use $200M federal aid for virus

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana schools are slowly making a dent in more than $200 million of federal aid meant to help local districts manage financial hardships spurred by the coronavirus.

Since May, nearly $22 million of Indiana’s share of federal CARES Act aid has been issued to school districts around the state, according to the Indiana Department of Education. State officials say millions more are expected to be given out in the coming months.

The financial help is intended to buy remote learning technology, equipment for sanitizing school buildings, protective equipment, staff training and emotional support for students.


State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick cautions the federal aid isn’t as much as it seems, adding that no one is going to “get rich” with the extra money.

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MicroStrategy Doubles Down On Bitcoin, KuCoin Hacked For $200m, And More

With September coming to a close with yesterday’s close, here is brief recap of all major Bitcoin and cryptocurrency news events of the past month.

MicroStrategy
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Doubles Down On Bitcoin

In August, business services company MicroStrategy made headlines when it became the first publicly-listed company to convert portions of its cash reserve into Bitcoin. The company purchased $250 million worth of Bitcoin, taking over 21,000 coins off the open market.

In the press release announcing the first purchase, company CEO Michael J. Saylor remarked:

“This investment reflects our belief that Bitcoin, as the world’s most widely-adopted cryptocurrency, is a dependable store of value and an attractive investment asset with more long-term appreciation potential than holding cash.” 

Three weeks after this original announcement, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing indicated MicroStrategy was looking at increasing its exposure to Bitcoin despite it already making up a large portion of its

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