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Department of Education Invites Special Education Planning Grant Applications

This week, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services invited states to apply for planning funding designed to help them increase instructional time and reduce administrative burdens. The grant program seeks to promote academic achievement for students with disabilities … Continue reading

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Department of Education Publishes IDEA Implementation Letters

The Department of Education released their “2019 Determination Letters on State Implementation of the IDEA”. IDEA requires every state to write a State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report evaluating its efforts to implement the law and plans for improving … Continue reading

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Committee to Examine School Safety Practices, including Related Student Data Use

On July 25, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Examining State and Federal Recommendations for Enhancing School Safety Against Targeted Violence”.  Among other topics, the committee plans to examine emerging state and local … Continue reading

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Congressional Update – New K-12 Bills

Federal Weekly Advocacy Update Notable New K-12 Bills H.R.3692To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide greater access to higher education for America’s students, to eliminate educational barriers for participation in a public service career, and for other … Continue reading

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Federal Administration Updates

FCC Votes to Allow School Airwaves to be Opened up for Next Generation 5G Ignoring the Department of Education, Members of Congress, and state and local education leaders, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines to forgo granting … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Update

Negotiations Over Budget Intensify as Debt Ceiling Looms Congress and the Administration were shaken out of their budget stalemate this week after the Department of the Treasury announced that the US may hit the debt ceiling as early as the … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Update

Congressional Updates House Tax Subcommittee Examines Tax Change Challenged by School Districts and other Local Government Leaders Earlier this week, the House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee held a hearing, titled “How Recent Limitations to the SALT Deduction … Continue reading

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