Education News

Education Insider for August 4, 2019

Keep telling your senators to push for action on bills that help families and educators As the Senate begins its August recess, the list of House-passed bills awaiting action just grows longer. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is proud of his refusal even to consider legislation with broad-based support—in the House and among the

Education News

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,

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

EdAction in Congress

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

EdAction in Congress

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