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

Washington D.C. Update – April 2, 2021

Dear Colleagues, While Congress was out of session this week, President Biden had no problem filling the policy void. It really is hard to believe that he has been in office just over two months. His team is working nonstop, and on BIG initiatives. With [...]

Washington D.C. Update – April 2, 20212021-05-12T01:32:13+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – March 26, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Washington is abloom with the cherry blossoms set to peak April 2-5. While visitors to the tidal basin will be limited, the delight of welcoming spring after a long hard winter is unlimited! Just in time for spring, the Biden team has launched [...]

Washington D.C. Update – March 26, 20212021-03-30T17:02:13+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – March 19, 2021

Dear Colleagues, With spring around the corner, massive funding ready to flow into school districts and institutions of higher education around the country, and shots increasingly in arms – it’s a good time to exhale and know that better times are on the way. 1. [...]

Washington D.C. Update – March 19, 20212021-03-30T17:02:40+00:00
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