2016 U.S. Congress

Source: National School Boards Association This morning, congressional leaders filed a consolidated appropriations bill (H.R. 244) to fund education and other programs throughout the remainder of fiscal year 2017. Access the text of the bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The U.S. House Committee…

Source: National School Boards Association By Mary McKee, National School Boards Association (NSBA) On Tuesday afternoon, a federal judge granted an emergency preliminary injunction to delay implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime regulation set to take effect next week, on December 1. As you know, the finalized regulations…

Source: U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Republican and Democratic members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce praised House passage of H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, on Tuesday, September 13. Introduced by Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark…

Source: U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today announced the next step in President Obama’s Testing Action Plan — a grant competition to help states get the resources they need to innovate and improve the quality of assessments, enhance reporting for parents, educators and other stakeholders, and reduce…

On July 29, MSBA filed public comment via a letter in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” implementing provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to accountability and state plans. MSBA’s primary concern is that the proposed accountability regulations are too prescriptive. As…

Source: U.S. Education and the Workforce Committee WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives Monday passed a number of bills that will strengthen higher education for students, parents, and taxpayers. These bipartisan reforms will empower students and families to make informed decisions, simplify and improve the financial aid process, and…

Source: U.S. Education & the Workforce Committee WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 7, 2016 – The House Committee on Education and the Workforce today approved H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA), the legislation…

Source: Education Week Here’s the bad news for education funding advocates: The House committee that oversees education spending released legislation Wednesday that would cut the U.S. Department of Education’s overall budget by $1.3 billion overall, or nearly 2 percent. But there’s also good news for at least some advocates: The…

Source: U.S. Education and the Workforce Committee On Thursday, June 23, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Examining Recent Efforts to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.” This is the second hearing…

Source: National School Boards Association The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act (ICNEA), H.R. 5003, was introduced on Wednesday, April 20, by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education (of the House Education and the Workforce Committee). H.R. 5003 reauthorizes six child…

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