Learning Forward Advocacy

President Signs Spending Bill with Full Funding for Title IIA

After passage by both the Senate and the House, on September 28, President Trump signed the Defense/Labor HHS and Education mini omnibus bill that provides level funding – $2.05 billion – for Title II. This money is the only source of direct federal funding for K-12 professional learning. The bill funds education programs through September 30, 2019. This is the first time in many years that the education spending bill  has been passed prior to the end of the fiscal year.

Thank you to everyone who contacted their Congressional representatives to make the case for this ongoing investment.

ICYMI: Capitol Hill Briefing

Learning Forward’s Capitol Hill briefing on September 27 was a great success as we shared data at the national, state, district, and school levels providing evidence that professional learning is making a positive impact on teacher practice and student outcomes.

We encourage all educators to watch the briefing and to join us in documenting and providing evidence as we ready for next year.


Webinar series: Speak up for Title II

Learning Forward hosted a series of advocacy webinars designed to help educators build their advocacy skills. Each free webinar provides background information, the legislative status of Title II, and offers practical steps for how you can engage in this critical fight.

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