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Title II-A is at a crossroads; it’s time to get loud with support

By Melinda George | May 17, 2023

I remember when my kids were little and they wanted my attention, they would get increasingly louder and more persuasive until they succeeded in drawing my attention away from whatever […]


Sounding the alarm on education funding

By Jon Bernstein | May 1, 2023

The fight over the federal debt ceiling and deficit reduction took an ominous turn for educators last week with the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage – on a razor-thin 217-215 […]

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Secretary Miguel Cardona testifies before education appropriations subcommittee

By Jon Bernstein | April 21, 2023

On April 18, 2023, the U.S. House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the U.S. Department of Education’s budget request for fiscal year […]

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Title II-A is in the line of fire in Biden’s FY24 budget request

By Melinda George | March 10, 2023

On March 9, President Biden unveiled his budget request for fiscal year 2024. The major disappointment is that the administration included no increase for Title II-A, the only federal program […]

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In Mississippi, advocating for each and every child

By Gail Paul | March 3, 2023

In support of Public Schools Week 2023, President of Learning Forward Mississippi Betty Wilson-McSwain participated as a panelist in a webinar titled “The Language of Connection to Build Community Relationships.” […]

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New Congress brings new uncertainty

By Jon Bernstein | January 11, 2023

Before concluding the 117th Congress, federal lawmakers passed a $1.7 trillion fiscal year 2023 omnibus spending bill, which included significant increases for all major K-12 education programs. Learning Forward is […]

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