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Statement on Title II-A Funds in Senate Spending Bill

Aug 24, 2018

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Statement on Title II-A Funds in Senate Spending Bill


Dallas, Texas – July 24, 2018

Stephanie Hirsh, executive director of Learning Forward, issued the following statement:


“Learning Forward is grateful that the Senate has recognized the importance of providing educators with ongoing professional development and is very pleased that it included $2.05 billion for Title II-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act in its recently passed FY 2019 LHHS-Ed/Defense spending bill.


“As the membership organization exclusively focused on high-quality professional learning, we know that communities across the U.S. rely on Title II-A funds to ensure all students have access to effective teaching and learning. We are encouraged by the Senate’s bipartisan accomplishment in passing a funding bill that adequately funds education programs. We urge the House of Representatives to take up and pass the Senate’s bill to fund the government by September 30.”


To speak with Stephanie Hirsh, call 972-421-0900 or email


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