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Education Insider for May 26, 2019

Dreamer Bill Advances to the House Floor This week, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, marking the first time since 2013 that legislation for Dreamers has advanced. The bill provides a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2.7 million Dreamers (those brought to the U.S. as minors), Deferred Action

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Education Insider for May 17, 2019

House Passes the Equality Act, Paves the Way for Federal LGBTQ Protections The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, H.R. 5, last week,voting to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act, and other laws. Fewer than half the states have fully

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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