NSBA Federal Update: January 29, 2021

Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Team January 29, 2021 NSBA Weekly Update Congressional Update Senate HELP Committee to Hold Cardona Confirmation Hearing Wednesday The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee has scheduled a hearing to consider the nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education for Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at…

Manny Diaz bill would expand eligibility, maximize parental choice in K-12 scholarship programs via Florida Politics

Manny Diaz bill would expand eligibility, maximize parental choice in K-12 scholarship programs Donors would be allowed to contribute through a newly created state trust fund. By Peter Schorsch on January 21, 2021 A bill that would simplify Florida’s education choice programs by merging five scholarship programs into two, while adding flexible spending options, has been filed…

COVID Relief Package (One-page Summary)

Please see the summary below covering the COVID Relief Package. The American Rescue Plan to Fund Vaccinations, Provide Immediate, Direct Relief to Working Families Bearing the Brunt of the COVID-19 Crisis, and Support Struggling Communities The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis are devastating families across the country. While Congress’s bipartisan action in December…

Prioritize teachers for vaccinations | Column A letter to Gov. DeSantis from Tampa Bay thought leaders.

Prioritize teachers for vaccinations | Column A letter to Gov. DeSantis from Tampa Bay thought leaders. Published Jan. 13 Dear Gov. DeSantis, Happy New Year! Thank you for your leadership balancing COVID-19, Florida’s economy, and budget. Florida is making progress on every front. Here in the Tampa Bay area, a group of community and business leaders…

NSBA Federal Update U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidance re: Executive Order on vouchers

Good afternoon,   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has posted the following letter regarding the Administration’s Executive Order on “Expanding Educational Opportunity Through School Choice” — CSBG DCL-2021-07 Use of Funds Expanding Educational Opportunities | The Administration for Children and Families (hhs.gov). A copy of the Executive Order is also pasted below…