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Federal Legislative News & Updates

Weekly Reports:

CDC Releases Updated Guidance for COVID-19 prevention in schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance for COVID-19 prevention in schools, that is posted here:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-guidance.html.  Correspondence follows. NSBA’s Office of Federal Advocacy and Public Policy   Dear Partners: We hope that you are doing well and that you and your loved ones are safe and…

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FEDERAL ALERT: ESSER and GEER Funds Guidance

FEDERAL ALERT: ESSER and GEER Funds Guidance May 26, 2021  Good Afternoon Board Members, Below and online, please find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about how funding under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, including the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER program, and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief…

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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…

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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…

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