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Education Insider for October 6, 2019

Don’t steal from military families to fund border wall The congressional recess is an opportunity to meet with representatives and let them know what you think of President Trump’s scheme to divert money from kids from military families to building the wall Mexico was supposed to pay for. At the president’s direction, the Department of

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Senate committee chairman’s higher education bill graded “incomplete”

The Student Aid Improvement Act (S. 2557), introduced Sept. 26 by HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), falls short of NEA’s goals for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) that governs student-aid programs, federal aid to colleges, oversight of teacher preparation programs, and more. “Despite tackling a few areas where reform is needed, the

Higher Education

Educators Need the Loan Forgiveness Program Fixed… Now

By Mary Ellen Flannery, this article originally appeared on NEAToday.org A government watchdog has bad news for teachers like Virginia’s Maggie Gannon, who owes $200,000 in student loan debt: An investigation has found that Congress’ recent efforts to forgive the federal student debt of teachers and other public-service workers aren’t working. Ninety-nine percent of loan-forgiveness requests

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Education Insider for July 21, 2019

NEA Member Testifies on Recruiting and Retaining Teachers before House Committee Michael Brosnan, a Bridgeport, Conn. high school teacher and member of the Connecticut Education Association, told members of the House Committee on Education and Labor that recruiting and retaining educators is a huge challenge for several reasons-including the cost of higher education, low teacher