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Education Insider for February 24, 2019

Tell your representative to VOTE YES on expanding background checks for gun purchases   In the first congressional action in favor of common sense gun laws in years, the full House will vote this week on  legislation requiring a background check for every gun sold, as well as most transfers. Everytown for Gun Safety has recorded more than 400 incidents of

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Education Insider for February 17, 2019

Trump signs bipartisan bill to avert government shutdown, then declares national emergency to get more for ‘the wall’   On Friday, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan compromise that will keep the entire federal government running until Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. He then declared a national emergency to justify his

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Education Insider for February 10, 2019

What I will never forget about the State of the Union   NEA President Lily Eskelsen García, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s guest at the State of the Union address, waited a long time to hear President Trump say anything on education: “Then it came. His plan for education. With a nod to Betsy DeVos he

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Education Insider for February 3, 2019

Urge members of Congress to support modernizing our nation’s school buildings   NEA President Lily Eskelsen García helped call attention to the pressing need to modernize public school buildings by participating in the press event marking the introduction of the Rebuild America’s Schools Act (H.R.  865/S. 266). The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the condition

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Education Insider for January 27, 2019

Trump agrees to reopen government without funding “the wall”   President Trump unexpectedly announced on Friday afternoon that he had agreed to reopen the federal government until Feb. 15, without receiving any money for his long-promised wall, to give Congress time to negotiate an agreement on border security. The day before, the Senate voted down two