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The House Appropriations Committee plans to begin mark-ups for FY21 appropriations bills, including funding for education programs, NEXT WEEK. Ask your representative to support an increase in funding for Perkins Basic State Grant program in FY21. Continue reading
On June 19, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the creation of the Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grant program, a $127.5 million competitive grant aimed to “provide students the opportunity to develop new skills, provide innovators and inventors the resources to expand existing businesses or build new ones, and encourage institutions of higher education to foster business development and innovation as America begins to recover from COVID-19-related disruptions to education and our economy.” Continue reading
On June 18, House Democrats unveiled H.R. 2, the “Moving Forward Act,” a $1.5 trillion, comprehensive plan that calls for a huge increase in funding to repair America’s infrastructure, from roads and bridges to expanding broadband access in rural areas. Continue reading
On Monday, the House Education and Labor Committee hosted a hearing entitled, “Budget Cuts and Lost Learning: Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Public Education." Continue reading
On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing titled, “COVID-19: Going Back to School Safely.” Continue reading
On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing titled, “COVID-19: Going Back to College Safely.” Continue reading
On Friday, the House passed H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, by a party line vote of 208 to 199. Continue reading
Earlier this week, House Democrats released H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a $3 trillion, 1,800 page follow-up coronavirus relief package. Continue reading
On Friday, the House Committee on Education and Labor held a virtual forum to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and share ideas to address the crisis within our education system. Continue reading
On Friday, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) introduced the Relaunching America’s Workforce Act. Continue reading
On April 27, the U.S. Department of Education announced that available soon will be over $300 million in competitive grant funding to help states rethink education and workforce development in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
As Congress continues to consider how to best address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, innovation and investments in our education and workforce systems should be a top priority. Continue reading
In an effort to best serve our membership, we have been busy advocating on your behalf in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released the allocations it will make to postsecondary institutions in order to distribute the approximately $14 billion in postsecondary funding provided under the CARES Act. Continue reading
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a memo outlining answers to a series of critical questions related to the use of federal education grant funds (including, but not limited to, Perkins funds) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) released a memo outlining answers to a series of critical questions facing CTE leaders during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading
On Saturday, the House overwhelmingly passed legislation that would provide financial assistance to people impacting by the coronavirus pandemic, in an effort to mitigate its economic impact. Continue reading
A “Dear Colleague” letter is currently circulating in the U.S. Senate, urging the Appropriations Committee to make a robust investment in Perkins Basic State Grants. Continue reading
Congress and the Administration have begun to taken concrete steps in an effort to mitigate the Coronavirus’s economic and health impact. Continue reading
Last Week, U.S. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos testified in a hearing hosted by the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-H) subcommittee on the Presidents Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request. Continue reading
A “Dear Colleague” letter is currently circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives, urging the Appropriations Committee to make a robust investment in Perkins Basic State Grants in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Continue reading
Last Week, U.S. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos testified in a hearing hosted by the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-H) subcommittee on the Presidents Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request. Continue reading
A “Dear Colleague” letter is currently circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives, urging the Appropriations Committee to make a robust investment in Perkins Basic State Grants in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Continue reading
On February 19, the U.S. Department of Education (US ED) announced the participants in a new initiative that expands employment opportunities for students participating in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program, by fostering closer collaboration with the private sector and aligning the work opportunities to the students field of study. Continue reading
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 federal budget and appropriations process finally kicked off today with the release of the president’s budget request to Congress. Continue reading