Category Archives: 2017 U.S. Congress

NSBA releases statement on federal FY 2017 Omnibus Bill

Source: National School Boards Association On Friday, National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s signing of the FY 2017 Omnibus Bill: The FY 2017 Omnibus … Continue reading

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CNBC: Special education could be under attack with new health bill

Source: CNBC Considering all the changes the Republican’s proposed health-care bill could entail, little attention is being paid to its potential impact on education, most importantly special education, The New York Times reported. School districts rely on Medicaid — the … Continue reading

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Education Week: U.S. House introduces career and technical education law

Source: Education Week Legislation to overhaul the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act was introduced on Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is similar in several respects to legislation the House passed last year that … Continue reading

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U.S. House OKs bill that includes funding for public education through FY2017

Source: National School Boards Association The U.S. House of Representatives approved a consolidated appropriations bill (H.R. 244) to fund public education and other programs throughout the remainder of fiscal year 2017. The measure passed the House by a vote of … Continue reading

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Action Alert: New health care bill would cut Medicaid funding for public schools

Source: National School Boards Association This Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will be moving forward to consider legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. After a month of negotiations and changes to the original bill filed in … Continue reading

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Continuing Resolution maintains federal education funding through May 5

Source: National School Boards Association A one-week Continuing Resolution (CR) has been signed into law by President Donald Trump. The U.S. Senate approved the measure Friday, April 28, by a voice vote. The U.S. House vote on the CR (H.J. Res. 99) … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Urge Congress to invest in public education

Visit https://youtu.be/MNc0kYXt6Ig to watch NSBA’s funding video. 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 … Continue reading

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