U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees

U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees U.S. Department of Education April 9, 2021 Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency,…

NSBA Federal Update – April 2, 2021

Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Team April 2, 2021 NSBA Weekly Update Congressional Update President Biden Unveils Infrastructure Proposal On Wednesday, March 31, the Biden administration released a long-awaited legislative proposal to invest roughly $2.3 trillion in infrastructure projects and related efforts over the next eight years. Dubbed the “American Jobs Plan,” the proposal outlines…

NSBA Weekly Federal Update (March 26)

Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Team March 26, 2021 NSBA Weekly Update   Congressional Update House Releases Community Project Funding Guidance On Tuesday, March 23, the House Appropriations Committee formally published guidance regarding the process for Members of Congress to request “Community Project Funding”—the committee’s new term for appropriations earmarks. As previously shared, House appropriations…

U.S. Department of Education Letter: Assessment, Accountability, and Reporting Requirements for School Year 2020-2021

February 22, 2021 Good evening, Late this afternoon the U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to the chief state school officers “inviting states to request a waiver for the 2020-2021 school year of the accountability and school identification requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).  A state receiving this waiver would not…

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…

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…