Education News

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

Immigration

Education Insider for March 22, 2019

Tell your representative to support the American Dream and Promise Act   Support continues to build for the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which now has 219 cosponsors in the House — enough to guarantee passage. A new interactive map, developed by the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC, breaks down economic contributions by

Immigration

Education Insider for March 17, 2019

Tell your representative to support the Dream and Promise Act   The Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6), introduced on March 12, provides multiple pathways to citizenship in keeping with America’s values and history as a nation of immigrants. As many as 2.5 million people could obtain legal status and ultimately citizenship via higher

School Modernization

Education Insider for March 10, 2019

Urge your representative to cosponsor the Public Schools Week resolution   March 25-29 is Public Schools Week. NEA and other national groups representing 10 million educators will celebrate with events and outreach highlighting the essential role public schools play in our democracy, economy, and equipping the next generation of Americans for success in the 21st century.

Education Insider

Education Insider for March 3, 2019

Educators score string of victories   Largely thanks to your advocacy, we made remarkable progress in the House last week. Here’s the rundown, along with steps you can take to help reach the finish line. By a vote of 387-19, the House passed the NEA-supported H.R. 276, which directs the Secretary of Education to establish the Recognizing Inspiring