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EdAction in Congress June 21, 2020

Pringle tells lawmakers 1 in 5 educators face layoffs due to COVID-19 In testimony before the House Education and Labor Committee on June 15, NEA Vice President Becky Pringle stressed the urgent need for immediate action on the next coronavirus package. In just three months, nearly half a million public education jobs have been lost

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EdAction in Congress June 14, 2020

NEA warns COVID-19 could lead to loss of up to 2 million education jobs Nearly 2 million education jobs—one-fifth of the public education workforce—could be lost if the Senate fails to act soon to close growing state and local budget gaps caused by COVID-19, a new NEA analysis and state-by-state breakdown warned. According to the

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress June 7, 2020

Demand social justice and an end to police brutality George Floyd struggled for his life for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as a police officer thrust a knee against his neck, maintaining the pressure even as he repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe” and bled on the ground. Americans saw what happened with their own eyes—bystanders

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EdAction in Congress May 31, 2020

McConnell still stalling on fiscal aid while 40 million are jobless The coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 Americans and left more than 40 million jobless—roughly a quarter of the U.S. workforce, the level at the height of the Great Depression. But that’s no reason for Congress to act anytime soon, according to Senate Majority

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress May 24, 2020

COVID-19 bill passed by House stalls in Senate—for now Senate Republican leadership is in no rush to take up—or even amend—the HEROES Act passed by the House despite the urgent need to help struggling families cope with fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The longer Congress delays, the greater the likelihood we’ll see a repeat of