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

Washington D.C. Update – June 12, 2020

Washington Update June 12, 2020As the nation continues to roil with protests against racial injustice, threats from the COVID-19 epidemic and a faltering economy, Congress tries to move along, trailing behind the public and seeming less and less relevant – polarized by politics and positioning [...]

Washington D.C. Update – June 12, 20202020-06-23T08:21:19+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – June 5, 2020

Dear Colleagues:This has been a traumatic week in our nation coming face to face with the rampant and violent racism we all must confront and change.   I am working on a blog to share about my thoughts and my actions, and that will come soon.  [...]

Washington D.C. Update – June 5, 20202020-06-08T13:02:30+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – May 22, 2020

Dear Colleagues: Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  I hope you have some sort of special activity in store for your weekend.  I’ll be having a socially distanced get together with friends on my back deck and enjoying every moment of it. Congress is on their Memorial Day [...]

Washington D.C. Update – May 22, 20202020-05-28T15:58:07+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – May 15, 2020

Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the Ides of May.  We remain in a swirl of uncertainty writ large, but in particular for education.  California State University – the largest system in the country -- this week announced the fall semester will be fully online; at the other [...]

Washington D.C. Update – May 15, 20202020-05-28T15:51:34+00:00
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