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Congress ends the year on a low note, as Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) strikes a major blow to the Build Back Better Act. Is this the end of the line for the social spending and climate change bill, including its investments to close the digital divide and expand access to child care and preschool? Plus, the Biden administration reconsiders its plans to end the moratorium on student loan repayments in early 2022 and issues new guidance to support states as they resume—and hopefully, improve—their accountability and school improvement efforts next fall. Finally, families and educators are more dedicated than ever to supporting student learning, and a new round of federal grants to support parent and family engagement could help.
Click to Tweet: On #FederalFlash, @All4Ed previews 3 key issues for 2022. Will Democrats pass #BuildBackBetter or find an alternative path? Will @usedgov extend the moratorium on student loans? And how will states resume school accountability this fall? Watch https://ctt.ac/zgvfS+
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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
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.