In late July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that included Fiscal Year 2022 funding for all federal education programs. Under that bill, U.S. Department of Education programs would receive an increase of 41%, including a $2.3 billion allocation for Title IIA, a $150 million increase over last year’s appropriation. Before this bill can become law, the Senate must pass its own version of FY22 education spending.

The Senate is expected to begin work on its version of FY22 education spending legislation in mid-September. In order to preserve the House’s $150 million increase for Title IIA, the Senate must include the $2.3 billion in their version of the funding bill. Your advocacy is critical.

Get ready to participate in September, when Learning Forward will launch an advocacy campaign to engage every stakeholder. We need your voice to ensure ongoing funding for professional learning.