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Source: National School Boards Association CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations: After heated debate on both the House and Senate floor overnight, Congressional leaders have finally reached a long-sought agreement on topline spending that will pave the way to complete the FY 2018 federal appropriations and budget process. The bipartisan…

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: National School Boards Association The U.S. Senate confirmed Acting Education Secretary John B. King Jr. as Secretary Monday by a vote of 49-40. King was Acting Secretary of Education since January 2016. In tapping him to lead the Department, President Obama called King “an exceptionally talented educator,” citing his commitment…

Source: U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Today, the House-Senate conference committee reached agreement on a proposal to improve K-12 education and replace No Child Left Behind. The agreement represents a compromise between the House-passed Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and the Senate-passed Every Child Achieves Act of 2015…

Source: National School Boards Association (NSBA) Today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that he will resign from Congress at the end of October. Speaker Boehner has served in Congress since 1990 and became Speaker of the House in 2011. During his tenure, Speaker Boehner also served as the Chairman of…

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