Category Archives: 2016 U.S. Congress

Congressional leaders file bill to fund education through rest of fiscal year

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, … Continue reading

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Implementation of U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime regulation is delayed

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. House passes bill to strengthen career and technical education

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. … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department announces next step in president’s Testing Action Plan

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, … Continue reading

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MSBA expresses concerns to U.S. Department of Education over proposed ESSA accountability regulations

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Kline: Higher education reforms will open more doors to opportunity

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. House Committee unanimously approves bipartisan bill to strengthen career and technical education

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. … Continue reading

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