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NSBA Federal Update: Congress agrees on spending deal

Source: National School Boards Association CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations: After heated debate on both the House and Senate floor overnight, Congressional leaders have finally reached a long-sought agreement on topline spending that will pave the way to complete … 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. Senate confirms John King as secretary of education

Source: National School Boards Association The U.S. Senate confirmed Acting Education Secretary John B. King Jr. as Secretary Monday by a vote of 49-40. King was Acting Secretary of Education since January 2016. In tapping him to lead the Department, President … Continue reading

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House-Senate Conference Committee approves framework to improve K-12 education

Source: U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Today, the House-Senate conference committee reached agreement on a proposal to improve K-12 education and replace No Child Left Behind. The agreement represents a compromise between the House-passed Student Success Act (H.R. … Continue reading

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Federal Update: U.S. Speaker Boehner to resign; senators champion local school board governance in ESEA rewrite

Source: National School Boards Association (NSBA) Today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that he will resign from Congress at the end of October. Speaker Boehner has served in Congress since 1990 and became Speaker of the House in 2011. During … Continue reading

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