On July 15, the House Appropriations Committee approved an historic investment in our nation’s students, educators and schools. Overall, U.S. Department of Education funding would increase by 41 percent next year. Key elements of the bill include a $19.5 billion increase for Title I programs, a $400 increase in the maximum Pell Grant, a $3.1 billion boost for special education, and $443 million for full-service community schools—far above the $30 million provided this year. The bill is expected to go to the floor in late July.
Urge your senators and representative to support the education funding levels for FY2022 approved by the House Appropriations Committee.