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Posted: March 11, 2021 01:47 pm

Federal Flash: Rescue Me—How the American Rescue Plan Act Helps Students

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March 11, 2021 01:47 pm
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The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act is headed to President Biden’s desk, including much-needed investments in K–12 education and a groundbreaking change to the federal child tax credit. Plus, President Biden issued a new executive order guarding against discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture takes steps to provide free school meals for all students through the end of summer.

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coronavirus, Federal Flash
Posted: March 02, 2021 03:24 pm

Testing, Testing? New Federal Guidance on State Assessments

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March 02, 2021 03:24 pm
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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) waives accountability requirements, but questions remain on whether state assessments will go forward as planned this year. Plus, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launches the biggest federal program ever to close the digital divide, the House advances President Biden’s plan for COVID-19 relief, and Dr. Miguel Cardona is officially the new Secretary of Education.

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coronavirus, Federal Flash
Posted: February 16, 2021 09:44 am

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

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February 16, 2021 09:44 am
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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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Federal Flash
Posted: February 11, 2021 09:57 am

Digital Learning Day Inspires Educators to “Become the Best Teacher or Librarian You Can Be”

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February 11, 2021 09:57 am
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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, equipping each student with a personal laptop or other computing device is no longer revolutionary—it’s a necessity. As virus cases continue to climb, students rely on their district-issued devices to learn remotely and in hybrid classrooms.  

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Digital Learning and Future Ready Schools, Digital Learning Day, Future Ready
Posted: February 08, 2021 02:12 pm

“Soy Miguel Cardona”—Meeting the Education Secretary Nominee

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February 08, 2021 02:12 pm
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Dr. Miguel Cardona sails through his confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education, Congress begins the process to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, and the House removes Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from the education committee.

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Posted: January 31, 2021 01:42 am

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

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January 31, 2021 01:42 am
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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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Federal Flash
Posted: January 11, 2021 03:15 pm

Bye-Bye Betsy DeVos: A Look at the New Administration and Congress

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January 11, 2021 03:15 pm
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos resigns in the wake of insurrection at the U.S. Capitol fueled by President Trump’s false claims of electoral fraud. On this week’s Federal Flash, we’ll look back at her controversial legacy and look ahead to how Democrats’ wins in the Georgia Senate races will affect education in the new Congress and new administration in 2021.

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Federal Flash
Posted: December 22, 2020 03:22 pm

A $54 Billion Christmas Gift for Students

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December 22, 2020 03:22 pm
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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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Federal Flash
Posted: December 17, 2020 11:47 pm

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

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December 17, 2020 11:47 pm
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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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coronavirus, Federal Flash
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