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NSTA Legislative Update: $13.2B in Emergency Money for K–12 Schools Now Available by Jodi Peterson

On April 23 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that more than $13.2 billion in emergency relief funds are now available to states and districts to support K–12 students whose educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus. The money is part … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update: Education Funding under the CARES Act by Jodi Peterson

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act As has been widely reported, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will provide about $30.750 billion for an Education Stabilization Fund for states, school districts and institutions of higher … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update: President Releases Education Budget for FY21 Programs by Jodi Peterson

The Trump Administration released its education budget for FY2021 last week, and it was immediately and rounded criticized by education advocates and denounced by Democratic lawmakers. The president is proposing a 7.8 percent cut to U.S. Department of Education programs. … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update: Congress Passes Funding for FY20 Federal Programs by Jodi Peterson

Prior to adjourning for the holidays Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the spending bill that funds the government for the remainder of fiscal 2020. The bill largely rejects the Trump administration’s proposal to cut approximately $7 billion … Continue reading

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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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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: Congress Scrambles to Introduce Bills to Address School Violence & Mental Health

In the wake of the school shootings last month in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17 people, key leaders in both the Senate and the House have introduced legislation they believe will improve school safety and bring more … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update: Congress Agrees to Two-Year Budget Deal that Will Increase Ed Funding

  Congress Reaches Agreement on FY2018 Budget After a short (five hour plus) government shutdown, and last minute debate (and drama) in both the Senate and House over spending, immigration, and more Congress agreed to a two year spending deal … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Trump Budget Proposes Cuts in Education

President Trump’s budget is not expected out until Tuesday, May 23, but the Washington Post is reporting that the Administration is planning massive cuts to the U.S. Department of Education, and is proposing  that another $1 billion be provided for … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Congress (Finally) Approves FY2017 Budget

Although we are now more than half way through FY2017, as expected both the House and Senate passed, and President Trump signed into law, the bill for FY2017 appropriations before the May 5 deadline that would have closed the federal … Continue reading

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