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Federal Flash is All4Ed’s video series on important developments in education policy in Washington, DC. Watch the most recent episode below, or search our library for older episodes. Episodes are also available on our YouTube channel and as a podcast.

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President Biden secures a commitment from 20 internet service providers to expand access to high-speed internet across the country, and FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel seeks to close the Homework Gap by allowing E-Rate to be used to outfit school buses with Wi-Fi. Plus, the administration’s FY2023 proposed budget substantially boosts Title I and other critical education programs to support underserved students. While the White House continues to debate the merits—and details—of a broader student loan debt cancellation plan, the extension of the moratorium on loan repayments continues with an extra dash of good news: roughly 8 million of the most-distressed borrowers will be lifted out of default when payments resume. And finally, another noteworthy extension: the Department of Education may give districts up to 18 extra months to spend down American Rescue Plan relief funds used for school infrastructure projects.

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May 25, 2022

Federal Flash | COVID Response & Recovery, Digital Divide, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Education Budget, Higher Education, US Department of Education

Let’s Connect: Expanded Internet Access, Biden’s Budget, and Student Loan Forgiveness

President Biden announced a new program to help millions of families afford high-speed internet and released his budget for FY2023. Meanwhile, the White House continues to debate student loan debt cancellation
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March 14, 2022

Federal Flash | Budget and Resources, Federal Education Budget, US Department of Education

Moneytalks: Congress Passes a Budget with Many Education Wins

Congress came together to pass a budget for fiscal year 2022 just hours before the latest continuing resolution would have expired. Despite many wins …
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March 4, 2022

Federal Flash | COVID Response & Recovery, Digital Divide, Educator Policy

Biden Delivers: The State of the Union and A Campaign Promise

President Biden’s first State of the Union address makes many links to issues facing American families, and their children, including early childhood education, student …
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February 4, 2022

Federal Flash | Accountability and Support, College and Career Pathways, Congress, Every Student Succeeds Act, Higher Education, Other Priorities, US Department of Education

New Day, New Thinking.

Congress leaves Build Back Better on the backburner as they prepare for a Supreme Court nomination, but looming deadlines may force them to move …
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December 22, 2021

Federal Flash | Accountability and Support, Congress, Every Student Succeeds Act, Higher Education, Other Priorities, US Department of Education

Build Back Bah Humbug: Manchin Puts Social Spending Bill on Ice

The Build Back Better Act may have received a fatal blow as a key senator says he cannot support the bill as it stands. …
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December 13, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, COVID Response & Recovery, Federal Communications Commission, Other Priorities, US Department of Education

Congress Punts Budget Decisions to 2022

Congress passes a continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown, extending the deadline to early 2022 to make budget decisions and freeing the calendar …
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November 24, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, COVID Response & Recovery, US Department of Education

Build Back Better Clears Another Hurdle

The House of Representatives finally passed the $1.7 trillion Build Back Better Act – with key investments for families and students. But will the …
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November 9, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, Digital Divide, Federal Education Budget, Higher Education, US Department of Education

New Name, Same Goals. New Framework, Same Challenges.

The President unveiled a new, scaled back framework for the Build Back Better Act that eliminates free community college, but maintains other new investments …
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October 22, 2021

Federal Flash | Assessment, Congress, Federal Education Budget, Higher Education, US Department of Education

Is Free Community College on the Chopping Block?

Congress remains at a standstill over budget reconciliation, with a looming December deadline to make key decisions to keep the government open and funded.
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