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

Reps. García and Hayes, Senator Booker Announce Introduction of the DIVERSIFY Act to Create a Well-Prepared and Diverse Educator Workforce

Washington, DC - Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García (D-IL), Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-CT) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced the introduction of the Diversifying by Investing in Educators and Students to Improve outcomes For Youth (DIVERSIFY) Act. The legislation will increase the TEACH Grant award to support [...]

Reps. García and Hayes, Senator Booker Announce Introduction of the DIVERSIFY Act to Create a Well-Prepared and Diverse Educator Workforce2019-12-12T21:37:09+00:00

Washington Update – January 25, 2019

Dear Colleagues: Well it’s been an interesting year so far in Washington… Lots of activity and little output…. (You’re not really wondering “What’s new?” are you?!) The Sad Shutdown Saga…Headed to an End? With President Trump’s announcement this afternoon that a “deal” has been reached [...]

Washington Update – January 25, 20192019-01-28T19:38:56+00:00

Washington Update – January 10, 2019

Dear Colleagues: I had hoped to have good news today and report that the government shutdown was over….but alas…it drags on.  I’m hoping for good news next week.   The Government Shutdown Set to Become the Longest in History If the partial government shutdown persists [...]

Washington Update – January 10, 20192019-01-11T12:52:34+00:00

Washington Update – December 8, 2018

Dear Colleagues: Because of the death of President George H.W. Bush and subsequent memorials, Washington was on hold this week.   Possible Government Shutdown Postponed The original deadline for passage of the reaming 7 funding bills for FY 2019 was today, December 7.  With President [...]

Washington Update – December 8, 20182018-12-10T08:57:03+00:00

Washington Update – November 30, 2018

Dear Colleagues:   The hawk of winter has landed in Washington; along with it has come the final session of the 115th Congress.  The pre-holiday swirl is on!   The 116th Congress Coming Your Way in January Final results for Senate elections are in.  The [...]

Washington Update – November 30, 20182018-12-03T08:54:19+00:00

Washington Update – July 27, 2018

Dear Colleagues:   The fumes from National Airport blanketed DC as Members of the House hit the road to begin a long recess which will end after Labor Day.  Senators are left behind for a week to be followed by a week of recess and [...]

Washington Update – July 27, 20182018-07-27T14:32:07+00:00

Washington Update – July 20, 2018

As the House approaches its August recess and the Senate lumbers toward missing its August recess (Leader McConnell is holding Senators in session),  Congress  churns away amidst the ever growing and unending developments emanating from the White House.   Appropriations Bills Slogging Along This week [...]

Washington Update – July 20, 20182018-07-23T09:26:33+00:00

Washington Update – July 13, 2018

The heat is on in Washington!  It’s been a busy week as Congress sprints to the August recess – at least for the House.  Majority Leader McConnell has promised to keep the Senate in town most of August to finish its business and move forward [...]

Washington Update – July 13, 20182018-07-13T10:01:20+00:00

Washington Update – June 28, 2018

Dear Colleagues:   With the stunning  trifecta of Supreme Court announcements this week – decision on Trump’s immigration policy, decision on union dues/membership and announcement of Justice Kennedy’s imminent retirement – Congressional Republicans left for the July recess energized for the upcoming election as Democrats [...]

Washington Update – June 28, 20182018-07-02T11:24:25+00:00
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