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Education Insider for June 16, 2019

House debate drags on, but vote on education funding expected this week The full House may vote by Wednesday on the Labor-HHS-Education funding bill, which would increase the overall federal investment in education by $4.4 billion or 6 percent in FY2020. Specifically, the bill increases funding for Title I and IDEA by $1 billion apiece,

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Education Insider for June 9, 2019

You did it again! House votes to create pathway to citizenship for Dreamers On June 4, the House passed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) by a vote of 237-187—every Democrat present and seven Republicans voted “aye.” NEA and our members strongly supported the bill, which provides a pathway to citizenship

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Education Insider for June 2, 2019

House returns from recess, prepares to vote on Dreamer bill Just days from now, the House will vote on the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6)—the first Dreamer bill to advance to the floor in five years. H.R. 6 provides a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2.7 million Dreamers brought to this country as

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Education Insider for May 26, 2019

Dreamer Bill Advances to the House Floor This week, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, marking the first time since 2013 that legislation for Dreamers has advanced. The bill provides a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2.7 million Dreamers (those brought to the U.S. as minors), Deferred Action

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Education Insider for May 17, 2019

House Passes the Equality Act, Paves the Way for Federal LGBTQ Protections The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, H.R. 5, last week,voting to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act, and other laws. Fewer than half the states have fully