Education Funding and Budget

Oregon educators led the way to historic school funding victory

Photo: Oregon educators led the March for Our Students rally in Salem on February 18, 2019. Courtesy of OEA. By Amanda Menas and Laurie Wimmer/Oregon Education Association Educators built on the momentum of the #RedForEd movement by working hard in their state legislatures in 2019. In Kentucky, the Kentucky Education Association successfully mobilized educators to advocate

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Education Insider for August 4, 2019

Keep telling your senators to push for action on bills that help families and educators As the Senate begins its August recess, the list of House-passed bills awaiting action just grows longer. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is proud of his refusal even to consider legislation with broad-based support—in the House and among the

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Education Insider for July 28, 2019

House passes bipartisan budget bill On July 25, the House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (H.R. 3877), which lifts the budget caps introduced in 2011 and prevents severe cuts in non-defense discretionary (NDD) funding for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. Bipartisan support for the deal demonstrates how damaging the budget caps’ automatic cuts

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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