EdAction in Congress

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

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress April 4, 2021

Let's Get to Work

‘Build back better’ includes public schools and campuses President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, unveiled March 31, includes modernizing public schools and investing in the community college infrastructure. Current conditions can be hazardous to the health of students and educators alike: Half our schools are more than 50 years old, and were built when windowless classrooms,

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress March 28, 2021

Massacres in Atlanta and Boulder increase demands for gun control Mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder less than one week apart have yet again stepped up the demand for commonsense gun control measures. In the Atlanta shooting on March 16, eight people were murdered, including six women from South Korea and China. The killer drove

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress March 21, 2021

Congress considers democracy reforms as voter suppression surges The For the People Act passed by the House earlier this month, has been introduced in the Senate and designated S. 1. The most comprehensive democracy reform bill in decades, it comes at a time when voter suppression efforts are surging to levels not seen since Jim

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress March 14, 2021

American Rescue Plan makes biggest education investment in U.S. history, cuts child poverty in half President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law on March 11, the day after Congress finally passed it. The $1.9 trillion stimulus package will provide critical funding for public schools, create and support millions of jobs, cut child poverty in