Federal Flash: CDC Says, “Back to School (Safely)!”

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February 16, 2021 09:44 am

Dr. Miguel Cardona’s confirmation process and coronavirus aid move forward on Capitol Hill, and the administration releases new guidance on school reopening.

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What’s in Biden’s Rescue Plan for Schools?

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January 31, 2021 01:42 am

In today’s Federal Flash we cover the latest actions and proposals from the White House, appointments to the new administration, and legislation on learning loss and more on Capitol Hill.

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A $54 Billion Christmas Gift for Students

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December 22, 2020 03:22 pm

In All4Ed’s final Federal Flash of the year, we’ll provide a summary of the COVID-19 relief bill and the U.S. Department of Education’s funding for 2021. We’ll also discuss the likely nominee for the position of Secretary of Education. 

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A Christmas Gift? Looking at Congress’s COVID-19 Relief Bill

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December 17, 2020 11:47 pm

Congress is close to a deal that will fund the U.S. Department of Education (ED), keep the federal government open, and provide additional resources to address COVID-19. Plus, on the fifth anniversary of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) being signed into law, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) released new data showing what happens to historically underserved students When Equity Is Optional for states.

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Federal Flash: A Judge Says “No” to DeVos, the Senate Says “No” to McConnell, and the House Says “Yes” to Diversity

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September 16, 2020 06:11 pm

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is forced to abandon her policy to shuttle more funding to private schools with COVID-19 relief funds. The U.S. Senate can’t quite muster the votes for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) COVID-19 legislation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the first federal legislation on school integration in more than thirty years.

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Federal Flash: USDA Decision Threatens Student Access to Free Meals During COVID-19

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August 25, 2020 10:12 pm

In today’s Federal Flash, we cover the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) refusal to extend waivers that give schools flexibility on where and how to serve students meals during the pandemic and an injunction halting Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s rule on equitable services under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In addition, we breakdown both political parties’ education platforms—or lack thereof—heading into the 2020 election and the prospects for Senate Republicans’ latest “skinny” coronavirus relief bill.

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Federal Flash: Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd—Candid, Constructive Conversations Are Long Overdue. It Is Time for Action.

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June 05, 2020 10:14 am

In today’s Federal Flash, we pay tribute to the life of George Floyd and countless others whose killings show how much more must be done to address systemic racism in our country. We’ll also share new recommendations for prioritizing equity in the response to COVID-19 as well as several items from the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

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Federal Flash: What’s Missing from House Democrats’ Latest Coronavirus Bill? A Lot!

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May 14, 2020 02:00 pm

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In today’s bonus episode of the Federal Flash, we’ll summarize what is, and is not, included in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus relief proposal. We’ll also discuss the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) final Title IX regulations.

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Federal Flash: Coronavirus, Closures, and Congress

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March 13, 2020 04:15 pm

In today’s Federal Flash, we’ll discuss what federal policymakers are doing to support students in the midst of school closures due to the coronavirus. We’ll cover action being taken in Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. Department of Education.

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Federal Flash: Congress Puts Higher Education on the Fast Track

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November 06, 2019 01:11 pm

Legislation was introduced in the Senate to give students a Fast Track to and Through College. The House Education Committee passed a rewrite of the Higher Education Act. And both the Nation’s Report Card and ACT’s annual report on college and career readiness show declines.

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