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Washington D.C. Update – July 16, 2021

Dear Colleagues, It’s been a week for celebration for education advocates.  The House Appropriations Committee delivered on President’ Biden’s goal of a 41% increase for education for next year.  This unprecedented investment is beyond gratifying.  It feels like the decades of advocating that we have [...]

Washington D.C. Update – July 16, 20212021-07-16T17:04:23+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – July 2, 2021

Dear Colleagues, As we approach a long holiday weekend, Congress proceeds toward a pause, only to return July 12 with a full plate to manage. 1. House Appropriations Committee Set to Move on Education Spending Bill While many Members of the Senate traveled home this [...]

Washington D.C. Update – July 2, 20212021-07-07T17:29:55+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – June 25, 2021

Dear Colleagues, With the official arrival of summer this week comes an avalanche of items backing up on the Congressional agenda.  Fireworks won’t be the only thing on tap in Washington during July. 1. Congress Will Sprint to the Fall with a Packed July Agenda [...]

Washington D.C. Update – June 25, 20212021-06-25T17:13:09+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – June 18, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Tomorrow marks the first time the nation will honor Juneteenth as a federal holiday.  In signing the bill that creates this new federal holiday, President Biden said that this is a day to reflect on the “moral stain, the terrible toll that slavery [...]

Washington D.C. Update – June 18, 20212021-06-18T22:01:33+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – June 11, 2021

Dear Colleagues, This week the politicization of teaching about race continued at a fevered pitch, as the Department of Education demonstrated a remarkable penchant for a laser focus in moving forward the agenda that Biden promised.  This is looking more and more like a trademark [...]

Washington D.C. Update – June 11, 20212021-06-12T12:55:38+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – May 21, 2021

Dear Colleagues, We offer two rather distressing summaries today – about how the teaching of our nation’s racial history has been thrown into the heart of the political arena and the mental health crisis of our young people and our educators. We hope these stories [...]

Washington D.C. Update – May 21, 20212021-05-24T16:03:19+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – May 14, 2021

Dear Colleagues, We have had steady developments on the education front in Washington this week, leading up to a crescendo when we see President Biden’s full budget proposal just before Memorial Day. 1. President’s Detailed Budget to be Released May 27 President Biden will release [...]

Washington D.C. Update – May 14, 20212021-05-16T17:19:41+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – May 7, 2021

Dear Colleagues, It’s been a busy week in Washington on Capitol Hill and in the Biden Administration.  And it will only get busier as Democrats increasingly feel the pressure of the midterms next year, and a threat to their slim majorities in the House and [...]

Washington D.C. Update – May 7, 20212021-05-12T01:12:34+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – April 30, 2021

Dear Colleagues, If your head is spinning with President Biden’s massive proposals for new investments in education, you are not alone! In addition to the recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), two more proposals are on the table. And these are in addition to the [...]

Washington D.C. Update – April 30, 20212021-05-12T01:19:58+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – April 23, 2021

Dear Colleagues, The Biden Administration is setting new records for promoting massive investments in education – unprecedented investments that could transform American schooling.  But Congress would have to agree, and therein lies the rub! 1. President Biden Unveils Massive “Skinny” Budget Earlier this month, the White [...]

Washington D.C. Update – April 23, 20212021-05-12T01:32:32+00:00
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