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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 School

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4 Things to Know About the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

By Tim Walker This week, the U.S. House of Representatives did something it hasn’t done in almost a generation: pass a federal gun safety law. On Wednesday, the full House passed, by a 240-190 vote, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), in the process taking a long overdue step in standing up to the

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These governors are making a difference for public education: Part 2

The 2018 elections were a game changer for public education in a number of states. On the heels of the historic #RedforEd educator walkouts last spring, voters seized the opportunity of the midterm elections and replaced a hearty handful of governors who pushed destructive policies with public education supporters. Those education governors are already making a difference by proposing

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Education Insider for February 24, 2019

Tell your representative to VOTE YES on expanding background checks for gun purchases In the first congressional action in favor of common sense gun laws in years, the full House will vote this week on  legislation requiring a background check for every gun sold, as well as most transfers. Everytown for Gun Safety has recorded more than 400 incidents of gunfire