It’s National Safe Schools Week. Take action on gun safety!

Oct. 17-23 is National Safe Schools Week. The House has passed two bills that would help make our schools safer, but the Senate has not acted on either of them. The Bipartisan Background Checks Act (S. 529/H.R. 8) would require a background check for every gun sold and most transfers, while the Enhanced Background Checks


Fulfill America’s promise of equal opportunity for all students

The Keep Our Pact Act (S. 72/H.R. 764) would create a mandatory 10-year path to fully funding both Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), critical programs for the students most in need. Congress promised to pay 40 percent of the excess costs of special

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Educators speak out: In decaying buildings, we cannot keep students safe

By Amanda Menas Every student deserves a safe environment to develop their love for learning. Throughout the pandemic, school buildings across the country have turned into spaces where students and families can access WiFi, regular meals, and more, in addition to academic success. The buildings that serve our school communities are deserving of the same


Victory! PSLF overhauled after 48,000 NEA members demand action

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced a major overhaul of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program that means imminent relief for tens of thousands of public service workers and eventual relief for many more. PSLF was created to forgive the student debt of public employees, like educators, who work in public service


Democrats continue work on Build Back Better Act

Discussions between congressional leaders and the White House continue in an effort to advance the Build Back Better Act that is the heart of President Biden’s domestic agenda. With child care, education, health care and more, the final package has the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of students, educators, and families.