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Tell Congress to increase Title I and IDEA in final funding bill

House and Senate negotiators continue to seek agreement on a final funding bill for fiscal 2020 by Dec. 20, when the latest stopgap measure expires. NEA is pushing for significant increases like those in H.R. 2740, the education appropriations bill passed by the House earlier this year. The House bill includes a $1 billion increase

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House passes Voting Rights Advancement Act

The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 4), passed by the House 228-127 on Dec. 6, would once again require states and localities with recent histories of voter discrimination to seek approval from the U.S. Department of Justice before making any changes in their election laws. The measure is a direct response to the

Education News

See 8 Educators Run… and Win

By Amanda Menas For eight educators across the country, 2019 was their year. Teachers and support staff ran for local and state wide offices to represent their students and fellow educators, canvassed and made phone calls across their communities, and won. These eight educators have another commonality: They all participated in the NEA’s See Educators

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Tell Congress to put rural schools on a firm financial footing

A new report from the Rural School Community Trust underscores the urgent need to put rural schools on a firm financial footing—the same message conveyed by NEA’s letter urging Congress to renew the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Community Self-Determination Act and take additional steps to ensure long-term, reliable funding. First enacted in 2000, the

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Tell Congress to increase Title I and IDEA in final funding bill

On the heels of passing yet another short-term funding bill—this one expires Dec. 20—House and Senate negotiators continue to seek agreement on a final funding bill for fiscal 2020, which began Oct 1. NEA is pushing for significant increases like those in H.R. 2740, the education appropriations bill passed by the House. The House bill