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Education Insider for April 14, 2019

Tell your members of Congress to cosponsor the Keep Our PACT Act The Keep Our PACT Act, introduced by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV) last Thursday, would ensure that education is a priority in the federal budget. Earlier that week, NEA member  Betsy Perry, a Nationally Board-  certified special education teacher

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Education Insider for April 7, 2019

Tell Congress: DO NOT use federal funds to arm educators Representative Jahana Hayes (D-CT), the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), introduced identical resolutions (H. Res. 231/S. Res. 110) saying federal funds should NOT be used to train or arm educators. The resolutions cite research showing that the presence of

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Education Insider for March 31, 2019

Big victory! Senate votes unanimously to create national ESP award   Thanks to the advocacy of NEA’s members and board of directors, the Senate joined the House in voting to create a national award for ESPs. Support was overwhelming in both chambers: the vote was unanimous in the Senate and 387-19 in the House. The measure directs

Immigration

Education Insider for March 22, 2019

Tell your representative to support the American Dream and Promise Act   Support continues to build for the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which now has 219 cosponsors in the House — enough to guarantee passage. A new interactive map, developed by the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC, breaks down economic contributions by

Immigration

Education Insider for March 17, 2019

Tell your representative to support the Dream and Promise Act   The Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6), introduced on March 12, provides multiple pathways to citizenship in keeping with America’s values and history as a nation of immigrants. As many as 2.5 million people could obtain legal status and ultimately citizenship via higher