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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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Click to Tweet: In @All4Ed’s latest #FederalFlash, the House has finally passed #BuildBackBetter, including universal #preK, but it’s a long way from the President’s desk. Plus @USEDgov proposes a new—and improved—civil rights data collection, and more. Watch: https://ctt.ec/uODIf+ 

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November 24, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, Coronavirus Response, 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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October 6, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, Coronavirus Response, Federal Education Budget, Higher Education, US Department of Education

Congress On Edge: Avoiding a Shutdown but a Fiscal Cliff Approaches

Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown, both the administration and Congress have made addressing student loan rules and forgiveness a top priority, and schools across the country work to keep students and educators safe.
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September 15, 2021

Federal Flash | College and Career Pathways, Congress, Coronavirus Response, Data, Federal Education Budget, Higher Education, US Department of Education

Congress Considers Free Community College, What About Dual Enrollment?

House Committees began marking up their portions of the Build Back Better Act, including proposals to lower the costs of child care and higher education and close the homework gap.
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August 16, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, Coronavirus Response, Digital Divide, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity

Senate Moves One Step Closer to Historic Investments in Public Education

The Senate passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution to expand public education by four years and a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes funding for broadband access.
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July 20, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, Digital Divide, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity, US Department of Education

Money, Money, Money—Congressional Democrats’ Big Plans for Education Spending

The House education spending bill significantly increases K–12 funding as Congressional Democrats also announced a $3.5 trillion framework, to expand free public education by four years.
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June 30, 2021

Federal Flash | Congress, Digital Divide, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Education Budget, Higher Education, Other Priorities, US Department of Education

Happy Pride—Title IX Protects LGBTQ+ Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX guidance protects transgender students. Plus, schools and libraries can apply for $7.2 billion in Emergency Connectivity Funding from the American Rescue Plan.
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June 15, 2021

Federal Flash | College and Career Pathways, Congress, Coronavirus Response, Funding Equity, High Schools, Opportunity to Learn, US Department of Education

The Bipartisan Senate Bill You’ve Never Heard of Just Expanded Pathways to College

The Senate passed a global competitiveness bill with new grants to expand STEM pathways for students to earn college credit or an industry credential in high school.
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