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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,

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Education Insider for June 9, 2019

You did it again! House votes to create pathway to citizenship for Dreamers On June 4, the House passed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) by a vote of 237-187—every Democrat present and seven Republicans voted “aye.” NEA and our members strongly supported the bill, which provides a pathway to citizenship

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Education Insider for June 2, 2019

House returns from recess, prepares to vote on Dreamer bill Just days from now, the House will vote on the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6)—the first Dreamer bill to advance to the floor in five years. H.R. 6 provides a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2.7 million Dreamers brought to this country as