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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

Congressional Update Congress in Recess, but Preliminary Plans are Forming for a Fourth Emergency Bill Congress will not reconvene until at least April 20, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has called for a fourth emergency bill, which she argues … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy and Weekly Policy Update

Department of Education Grants ESSA Waivers Related to Pandemic According to the Department of Education, 45 states have applied for the accountability and assessment waiver the department authorized due to pandemic emergency.  All of these states have been granted initial … Continue reading

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House and Senate Education Bill Introductions

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 Following are the bills that were introduced in the MN Legislature today. We publish bills every day they are introduced and hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the … Continue reading

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New Guidance on Distance Learning & IDEA

Here is new information that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has released concerning distance learning and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

Congressional Update Second Federal Coronavirus Emergency Response Bill Becomes Law Following House action last week, the Senate passed, and President Trump signed a second emergency bill designed to help states and localities respond to COVID-19. The second measure provides: Nutrition … Continue reading

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President Trump Signs Coronavirus Bill

President Trump Signs Second Coronavirus Bill With Provisions on Paid Leave and Student Meals The U.S. Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) on Wednesday. The legislation was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday. … Continue reading

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Senate Education Bills *Addendum for March 16th*

Monday, March 16th, 2020 Following are the bills that were introduced in the MN Legislature today. We publish bills every day they are introduced and hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the … Continue reading

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