The Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act and the Strength in Diversity Act represent prominent education proposals from Democrats, but the GOP-run Senate is likely to ignore them.
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September 15, 2020
August 21, 2020
Most of the Washington "insiders" surveyed by Whiteboard Advisors are optimistic about a new virus aid bill getting over the finish line, but it might take awhile yet.
July 30, 2020
The HEALS Act "misses the mark" and falls well short of what schools need, several education groups have told Congress ahead of what could be ugly negotiations over coronavirus relief.
July 29, 2020
The proposal from four members of Congress demonstrated the ongoing interest among Democrats and others in cutting links between schools and law enforcement.
July 27, 2020
The Senate Republican bill, which includes $70 billion for K-12 schools, isn't expected to become law but sets parameters for tricky coronavirus relief negotiations with Democrats.
July 23, 2020
A draft deal between the Trump administration and Senate Republicans would provide $70 billion for K-12 and focuses on getting the coronavirus aid to schools relatively quickly.
July 07, 2020
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' push to direct coronavirus relief to private school students in general doesn't match "the most straightforward reading" of the CARES Act, according to the Congressional Research Service.
July 07, 2020
The spending bill for the next fiscal year from House Democrats would increase spending on a host of Education Department programs, but don't expect a deal on the federal budget for at least a few months.
July 02, 2020
As Trump officials voiced support for additional aid for K-12 schools, opponents criticized a report that the White House will push for a private school choice plan in the next relief package.
June 30, 2020
There's growing pressure for schools to resume in-person instruction this fall as concerns intensify about school closures' impact on children, parents, and the economy.