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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: 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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Legislative Update: Congress Passes FY2019 Education Spending Package

Congress has passed an appropriations bill for the FY2019 Department of Education and other education and labor programs and President Trump signed the bill on September 28, averting a government shutdown that would have occurred on midnight, September 30. The … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Can Schools Use Federal Funds for Guns and Firearms Training?

A huge controversy over whether districts and states can use funds from the new federal education law to purchase guns and pay for firearms training is still ongoing, weeks after the issue first surfaced in an article published in the … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: FY2019 Appropriations, Janus, and $ for Your District Science and STEM

House Appropriations Committee Approves FY2019 Appropriations Bill After several delays the full House Appropriations Committee approved their Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS) FY2019 Appropriations bill on Wednesday, July 11 and this year there is again good news for … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: ED Announces FY18 Education Innovation & Research Competition

Last week the U.S. Department of Education published three notices in the Federal Register inviting applications for the Education Innovation and Research Program’s Early-phase, Mid-phase, and Expansion competitions.  A priority for these grants is to improve student achievement or other educational outcomes in one … Continue reading

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