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NSTA Legislative Update: House Passes HEA Rewrite by Jodi Peterson

Late last month the House Education and Labor Committee passed H.R. 4674, the Democratic bill to revise the Higher Education Act (HEA). The bill, titled the College Affordability Act, passed on a party-line vote of 28 ­to 22, with all … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update: House Leaders Introduce The College Affordability Act by Jodi Peterson

Democrats Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Higher Education Act House Democrats introduced a long-awaited bill earlier this week that would update the Higher Education Act for the first time in more than a decade. The College Affordability Act, H.R. 4674 (116) … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update by Jodi Peterson

Appropriations Update A lot is going on in both chambers of government; let’s start first in the U.S. House of Representatives:  lawmakers last week passed a stopgap spending measure (continuing resolution) that provides continuing appropriations at FY19 levels to federal … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Education Appropriations for FY2020

Guest blog post by Jodi Peterson, Assistant Executive Director of Communication, Legislative & Public Affairs, NSTA Education Appropriations Part of Four-Bill “Minibus” Being Considered by U.S. House of Representatives Members of Congress are currently working through a slew of amendments … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Appropriators Provide Boost for Federal Education Programs

ESSA Title IVA and Title II See Increases for FY2020 Programs Earlier this week the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee for Education met to mark up their FY2020 annual spending bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Administration Budget Request Would (Again) Cut Funding for Key Ed Programs

President Trump submitted his budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 programs last week and, as expected, discretionary funding for the U.S. Department of Education would be cut significantly for FY20 programs that would begin this October.  The President is … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: What’s Ahead for Federal Education Policy (and Funding) in 2019?

Welcome to 2019. As of January 3, Congressional leaders and President Trump are still working on a final agreement on FY2019 spending and the federal government remains closed for business. As you will recall, federal education funding, including programs at … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update: America’s Strategy for STEM Education

On December 4, 2018 the Trump Administration released a five year strategic plan for STEM education that calls for expanding the nation’s capacity for STEM education and preparing workers for jobs in the these fields, and charts out a strategy … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Key Midterm Election Results & What’s Ahead for Education and Science

As widely reported, the Democrats won the majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives which means some key changes ahead. Education: House committee leadership positions will switch over at the start of the 116th Congress on January 3. … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Education and the November Election, What You Need to Know

It’s trick or treat time, and I’m not talking Halloween.  This important election will happen in 8 days and NSTA will still be working on your behalf in 8+1 days.  The most important thing for you to do is to vote. … Continue reading

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