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House rewrite of Higher Education Act fulfills key NEA goals The College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), introduced Oct. 15 by the House Education and Labor Committee chaired by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), fulfills key NEA goals for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) that governs federal student-aid programs, federal aid to colleges, oversight of

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Elijah Cummings will be missed

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) died this week after 23 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. The son of sharecroppers from South Carolina, he grew up in a three-room house in Baltimore with six siblings and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University after a childhood in special education classes. “When I became a lawyer,

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Tell senators to push to repeal tax on middle class health benefits

Unless the Senate acts, working families’ health benefits will be taxed starting in 2022. Three months ago, the House voted 419-6 to repeal the tax on middle class health benefits. Now, it’s up to the Senate. According to an analysis published in Health Affairs, educators would be among those hit hardest. Already, employers are pushing

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House rewrite of Higher Education Act fulfills key NEA goals

The College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), introduced Oct. 15 by House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), fulfills key NEA goals for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) that governs federal student-aid programs, federal aid to colleges, oversight of teacher preparation programs, and more. H.R. 4674 is comprehensive reauthorization, in contrast to