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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona’s Speech Outlining the Department of Education’s Priorities and Vision for Education

By Jon Bernstein | January 28, 2022

On January 27, 2022, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona delivered a speech outlining his priorities and vision for American education, including investing more in professional development and lifelong learning.

Advocacy begins with a story – tell yours today

By Melinda George | January 25, 2022

Imagine this. You are standing in front of your school board with an incredible professional learning plan that you have designed and begun to implement and now you want to continue and spread the implementation. You begin your presentation with the exciting components that are included. You detail the costs that would be required to […]

Announcing a new website: Powered by Title II

By Melinda George | January 18, 2022

Today, we are pleased to launch Powered by Title II, a website designed to provide: background facts and data on Title II (the largest source of federal funding for professional learning); tools to advance your professional learning advocacy efforts; the latest federal updates; and links to research outlining the impact of high-quality professional learning.   […]

Federal update for the new year

By Melinda George | January 7, 2022

The Big Picture:

As we enter the new year, Congressional leadership has a very full plate of legislative items – many of them carryovers from last year – that it must get done in a year that will be shorter because of this Fall’s mid-term elections.

Washington wrap up: Reconciliation, infrastructure, appropriations, oh my!

By Melinda George | December 3, 2021

The Big Picture Pivotal pieces of President Biden’s legislative agenda have recently seen movement within Congress, however annual funding bills and other key budgetary and program renewals remain stuck in Congressional gridlock. Here is a review of where the key items stand: Infrastructure: On November 15, President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Funding […]

At last, some movement on the Hill

By Melinda George | November 10, 2021

In early November, Congress finally notched a major policy win, with the House passing the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Fund (BIF) bill on a bipartisan vote. The bill includes no direct funding for education but will help improve the nation’s roads, bridges, drinking water, and broadband access, all of which are critical to schools. BIF, […]

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