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U.S. Senate Education Committee plans hearing about returning to school

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee plans to hold a “COVID-19: Going Back to School Safely” hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 10. The hearing follows a similar discussion with postsecondary leaders this week, which featured testimony … Continue reading

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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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Tax reform update: U.S. Senate passes legislation paving way for conference committee

The U.S. Senate passed its version of H.R. 1, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), by a 51-49 vote early Saturday morning. MSBA has concerns lawmakers are creating a potential tax structure that offers tax breaks and benefits … 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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Tell your U.S. senators to vote YES on the Every Student Succeeds Act

On December 2, the U.S. House of Representatives took the first step in reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) — also known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) — by passing a new federal education bill. … Continue reading

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Federal Update: Sequestration remains a concern; Senate committee marks up child nutrition reauthorization

The United States Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week with work ahead to finalize a funding bill for fiscal year 2016. The overall concern is averting another round of across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration that could begin at the … Continue reading

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