Washington D.C. Update – November 20, 2020

Dear Colleagues: The Senate left town for Thanksgiving yesterday and the House will do so today.  Returning on November 30, they will continue to face a December 11 deadline to avoid a government shutdown, an out-of-control pandemic demanding fiscal relief -- which does not appear [...]

Washington D.C. Update – November 20, 20202020-11-30T21:02:46+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – November 13, 2020

Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the world of President-elect Biden and VP-elect Harris – as well as a recalcitrant President Trump who seems to be hiding, pouting and filing lawsuits simultaneously. And welcome to the lame-duck session of the 116th Congress (hate that expression, but that’s [...]

Washington D.C. Update – November 13, 20202020-11-30T20:55:19+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – October 2, 2020

Dear Colleagues: I had not planned to provide a Washington Update today as the week in Congress was pretty sleepy and all eyes were focused on the campaigns.  But yikes.  When I heard the news about President Trump and FLOTUS having COVID-19, I was persuaded [...]

Washington D.C. Update – October 2, 20202020-10-07T18:50:48+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – September 25, 2020

Dear Colleagues: The shifting tides in Washington seem to be more monumental than ever these days – and just 38 days out from the election!  I can’t imagine what surprises October has in store for us. 1. Passing of RBG Alters Landscape Moving Forward in [...]

Washington D.C. Update – September 25, 20202020-10-07T18:36:34+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – September 18, 2020

Dear Colleagues: Welcome to fall and the end of the Federal Fiscal Year.  This is always crazy time in Washington, and this year does not disappoint. 1. Congress Looks to Avoid Government Shutdown after Failing to Move COVID Relief Bill Remember your students who waited [...]

Washington D.C. Update – September 18, 20202020-09-18T17:01:11+00:00

HECSE Alert

Dear HECSE Members:We have some great news to report! You will recall that when you were in Washington for the HECSE Summit in January, Larry Wexler from OSEP reported that there would be no leadership competition this year.  In order to ensure that this would not [...]

HECSE Alert2020-08-03T09:01:46+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – July 31, 2020

Dear Colleagues: 1. Senate Republicans Reveal Proposal for Next COVID Relief Package – a Nonstarter for Democrats We end the week with the chasm between Democrats and Republicans looming as the clock ticks toward recess and campaigning, not to mention expiring unemployment benefits, expired eviction prohibitions and [...]

Washington D.C. Update – July 31, 20202020-09-03T20:16:19+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – July 17, 2020

Dear Colleagues:  With education in the middle of the debate over the next COVID relief bill, the next two weeks are guaranteed to be action packed!  1. House Committee Moves Education Funding Bill towards a Floor Vote This week the House continued to move forward on [...]

Washington D.C. Update – July 17, 20202020-07-17T11:42:23+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – July 10, 2020

Washington Update July 10, 2020Dear Colleagues:It’s been a busy -- if not dizzying -- week in DC – from movement on funding bills in the House to Trump Administration threats to withhold education funding and withdraw non-profit tax status from schools that do not fully [...]

Washington D.C. Update – July 10, 20202020-07-13T09:12:27+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – June 19, 2020

Dear Colleagues: The murder of George Floyd and the aftermath of protests continues to rock our world, as well it should.  Every day I am astounded by my lack of knowledge about the history of racism in our country.  I had never known, until now, that [...]

Washington D.C. Update – June 19, 20202020-06-23T08:33:38+00:00
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