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Community schools reimagine how to help students learn

A new bill in Congress looks to dramatically increase federal support for a school model that reimagines how to help students learn—by first making sure their basic needs are met. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) introduced the Full-Service Community School Expansion Act on Tuesday. Research supports what educators know from experience:

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Equality Act passes the House

By a vote of 224-206, the House passed the Equality Act; the bill was introduced in the Senate last week. The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act, and other federal laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity, giving LGBTQ Americans explicit protection from discrimination in key areas

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House to vote this week on George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Going to school or returning home from an after-school job or visiting friends or going to a cookout or concert—or a playground—should not put students’ lives at risk. But sadly, in communities of color, this is the reality. A 2019 study published in a National Academy of Sciences journal found that about 1 in every

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House set to vote on COVID-19 package

The House Budget Committee has pulled together committee-approved components of President Biden’s COVID-19 package, creating a single bill that will come to the House floor this week; action could continue through the weekend. The Senate plans to take up the House-passed bill the week of March 1. Democrats are pushing to enact the legislation before