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Education Insider for July 14, 2019

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Tell Congress to raise the federal minimum wage This week, the House is expected to vote on the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 (H.R. 582). The bill would gradually increase the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 to $15 an hour in 2024, index future minimum wage increases to wage growth, and phase

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Educator activism brings legislative wins for KY, GA, IL schools

By Emily Bricker / Photo: Bryan Woolston/AP Public education fared much better during the 2019 legislative session in statehouses across the country. After more than a decade of deep education cuts and lagging teacher salaries, a renewed commitment to public schools is emerging. What’s changed? Some states elected more pro-public education legislators in 2018. The

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Educators energized by presidential candidates’ forum at NEA Representative Assembly

By Emily Bricker Nearly 10,000 NEA members and guests gathered in Houston on Friday to hear 10 presidential candidates address questions posed by educators during NEA’s first-ever Strong Public Schools Presidential Forum. Educators emerged energized and prepared to play an influential role in the 2020 presidential campaign. NEA president Lily Eskelsen García posed three questions