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Senate FY22 Labor HSS education bill released

By Jon Bernstein | October 21, 2021

The highlights The Senate is moving forward with a FY 2022 funding appropriation bill that includes the Department of Education. It will be a critical piece of the negotiations. The House bill contains a $150 million increase for Title II-A while the Senate bill contains only a $50 million increase. Learning Forward and its stakeholders […]

Looking beyond current spending battles

By Anthony Armstrong | October 14, 2021

The last couple of weeks saw some progress on Capitol Hill, but mostly it was about pushing the spending battles off until December. At the end of September, the House and Senate came to agreement on a continuing resolution to temporarily fund the government and avoid a government shutdown. The resolution allows funding of the […]

Capitol Hill progress, negotiations, and road blocks

By Melinda George | September 29, 2021

If you have been watching the news lately, you know that there is a lot happening – or not happening – on Capitol Hill. There are several big things that are being debated. These include: House and Senate working together to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to temporarily fund the government and avoid a government […]

US federal budget in motion

By Melinda George | August 26, 2021

The $3.5 trillion Budget Reconciliation Act, which may contain hundreds of billions of dollars for Biden Administration priorities like free community college, free pre-K, and teacher preparation programs, is beginning to move more quickly down the path to enactment. This week, the full House of Representatives approved a Budget Reconciliation bill that establishes the topline […]

September advocacy campaign coming soon!

By Melinda George | August 11, 2021

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 […]

Learning Forward affirms the importance of educators learning about race

By Learning Forward | August 10, 2021

Each student has the right to experience rigorous and relevant teaching and learning in school. High-quality professional learning for educators is the pathway to create such a reality for students. Learning Forward opposes any effort or policy that impedes educators’ capacity to serve each student equitably, including efforts to limit educators’ and students’ learning about […]

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