Category Archives: U.S. Congress

House Committee Takes Steps to Improve Higher Education

The following bills were introduced by the House last week.  Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act(H.R. 5528) is aimed to reform federal student aid.  The measures proposed help students to make more informed financial decisions. Read more here. Accessing … Continue reading

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Your Advocacy Means Everything!

You advocate for children and youth with exceptionalities every day, and that makes you an expert at telling the powers-that-be what children need to succeed. Bring your expert advocacy skills to the offices of your elected officials in Congress this … Continue reading

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Your Advocacy Means Everything!

You advocate for children and youth with exceptionalities every day, and that makes you an expert at telling the powers-that-be what children need to succeed. Bring your expert advocacy skills to the offices of your elected officials in Congress this … Continue reading

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White House Student Film Festival

The White House is accepting submissions for the third Student Film Festival through July 15th.  This year’s theme is “The World I Want to Live In.”  Students K-12 are invited to create a short film about what they hope the … Continue reading

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Ask Your Senators To Sign Dear Colleague Letter for Javits!

Please write to your Senators asking them to sign on to a Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Senators Grassley and Casey in support of increased appropriations for Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act. As the sole federal initiative … Continue reading

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FIES Hill Briefing on Special Education Transition

CEC is collaborating with the Friends of the Institute of Education Services (FIES) and in cooperation with Honorary Co-Chair, Senator Lamar Alexander, Representative Suzanne Bonamici, and Representative Michael Honda to sponsor a congressional hill briefing on transition issues in special … Continue reading

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660 Organizations Call on Congress for Higher Allocations

The Committee for Education Funding, the Coalition for Health Funding, and Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce call for a higher allocation for the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee. The letter, signed by more than 660 … Continue reading

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2017 Budget Features $1B Investment in Retaining Teachers

President Obama's proposed 2017 budget includes a $1 billion commitment — called RESPECT: Best Job in the World – to attract and retain effective educators in high-need schools through advancement opportunities, teacher-led development, improved working conditions and compensation. It also dedicates $10 million … Continue reading

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How Do Employers Regard the Value of Career and Technical Education?

On February 10th, employer panelists from five corporate perspectives, small business to multi-national, briefed congressional staff on how they are connecting with workforce training and CTE programs in their community.  The briefing, co-sponsored by the Senate Career and Technical Education … Continue reading

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Obama Proposes Final White House Budget

On Tuesday, the President released his $4.1 trillion spending plan for FY 2017 that includes key investments in increasing equity and excellence, providing support for teachers and school leaders and expanding access, affordability, and completion in higher education. The budget … Continue reading

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