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Education Insider for May 12, 2019

House Appropriations Committee Approves Education Funding Bill Members of the House Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, HHS, Education budget on May 8, which boosts education funding by 6 percent. The bill funds programs that affect individuals and families at every stage, from early childhood to retirement.  “With historic investments in programs that provide opportunities for

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Education Insider for May 5, 2019

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Tell your Members of Congress to VOTE YES on the Equality Act The House Judiciary Committee passed the Equality Act last week, and days later, the NEA Board of Directors was on Capitol Hill lobbying Congress to vote yes on the bill. More than half the states lack nondiscrimination laws that afford protections based on

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Education Insider for April 28, 2019

Tell your representative to support the American Dream and Promise Act The House Judiciary Committee plans to mark up the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) on Wednesday, May 8. The bill provides multiple pathways to citizenship in keeping with America’s values and history as a nation of immigrants. As many as 2.5 million

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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