Category Archives: U.S. Congress

Tell Congress to Invest in Education Programs for Children with Exceptionalities NOW!

Congress is back in session after the election and the FY2017 appropriations bill is on their agenda among other important issues. The Congress approved a continuing resolution (CR) through December 9 before leaving Washington for the election. It is not … Continue reading

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Congress Passes a Budget Continuing Resolution

Congress averted a government shutdown on September 28 by passing a short-term funding continuing resolution until December 9. For federal education programs that received an appropriation in fiscal year (FY) 2016, funding will be extended at the same level, less … Continue reading

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Presidential Candidate’s Positions on Special and Gifted Education

Education and disability issues have received nominal coverage during this year’s Presidential Election, and with final voting taking place in just two months, there is still much to learn about the four leading 2016 presidential candidates. That’s why the Council … Continue reading

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CEC Introduces Issue Briefs to Support Special Education Advocacy

This summer, over 200 special educators gathered in Washington, D.C. at the Special Education Legislative Summit, organized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) to advocate for special and gifted education issues with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill. … Continue reading

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The House Released an Updated Perkins Bill

In a bipartisan effort, members of the House Education Committee updated the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (1984).  The goal of the rewrite is to improve career and technical education.  Committee Chairman, John Kline (R-MN), posted a … Continue reading

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The House Released an Updated Perkins Bill

In a bipartisan effort, members of the House Education Committee updated the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (1984).  The goal of the rewrite is to improve career and technical education.  Committee Chairman, John Kline (R-MN), posted a … Continue reading

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The House Released an Updated Perkins Bill

In a bipartisan effort, members of the House Education Committee updated the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (1984).  The goal of the rewrite is to improve career and technical education.  Committee Chairman, John Kline (R-MN), posted a … Continue reading

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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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