EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress May 9, 2021

President Biden and Vice President Harris have advocated for students and educators since day one. We all want our students—Black and white, Native and newcomer, Hispanic and Asian alike—to attend safe and just public schools and higher education campuses that help them pursue their dreams and fulfill their true potential. Due to the activism of

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress May 2, 2021

In his first 100 days, President Biden has made the single largest investment in students and public education ever. Scroll through this timeline to see what this administration is doing for students, educators, and communities across the nation. Biden unveils American Families Plan in historic address to Congress As President Joe Biden delivered his first

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EdAction in Congress April 25, 2021

Chauvin’s conviction reinvigorates push for systemic change Derek Chauvin’s conviction is raising hopes that George Floyd will be remembered not just for his tragic death, but for reinvigorating the fight for desperately needed systemic change. “While the jury reached the right decision and did in fact convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of George

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress April 18, 2021

Senate advances bill to address hate crimes targeting Asian-Americans The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act (S. 937) will soon come to the Senate floor following an overwhelming, bipartisan 92-6 vote in favor of advancing it. Introduced by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), the bill would strengthen federal efforts to address hate crimes targeting Asian-Americans in several ways:

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EdAction in Congress April 11, 2021

President Biden calls for historic investment in Title I On Friday, President Biden released a blueprint for next year’s budget that calls on Congress to increase U.S. Department of Education funding by more than 40 percent. Title I funding for high-poverty schools would rise by $20 billion—the biggest year-over-year increase since the program’s inception in