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Education Insider for July 21, 2019

NEA Member Testifies on Recruiting and Retaining Teachers before House Committee Michael Brosnan, a Bridgeport, Conn. high school teacher and member of the Connecticut Education Association, told members of the House Committee on Education and Labor that recruiting and retaining educators is a huge challenge for several reasons-including the cost of higher education, low teacher

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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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Education Insider for June 30, 2019

Supreme Court blocks inclusion of citizenship question on census-for now In a strongly worded 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court refused to green light a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, finding that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s ostensible reason for including it-to improve enforcement of the Voting Rights Act-does not hold water. “Several points, taken together,

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Education Insider for June 23, 2019

House votes to increase education funding by billions of dollars By a 226-203 vote that fell largely along party lines, the House passed a FY2020 funding bill that includes several billion dollars in increases for early childhood, K-12, and higher education initiatives. Both Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) get $1

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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,