Action Alert: Urge Congress to invest in public education


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Source: National School Boards Association

Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week with the priority of passing an appropriations bill to fund education investments and other federal programs for the remainder of fiscal year 2017.

Congress has only one more day to pass legislation to ensure federal investments in education continue uninterrupted, as the current funding measure expires on Friday, April 28. This is the time to contact your members of Congress, urging them to pass an appropriations bill that prioritizes investments for education programs that support our nation’s 50 million public school students.

There is no time to waste. Click on the following link to access Act Now: Urge Congress to Invest in Public Education to:

  • Pass a funding measure for the remainder of FY2017 and FY2018 that will maximize PreK-12 education investments.
  • Prioritize funding for special education (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) to support the more than 6 million students with special needs in our public schools.
  • Sustain investments in Title I grants under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to support disadvantaged students and help advance the range of choices that our public school districts offer to 90 percent of our nation’s students.
  • Federal education investments provide the support needed for our students and school districts to advance achievement, college and career readiness, and school performance.

From Title I grants for disadvantaged students that help raise proficiency levels in reading, math and other subjects to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) state grant program, federal investments provide more than $35 billion each year for PreK-12 programs that make a positive impact on student achievement and America’s competitiveness in the world.

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