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Joint Statement on U.S. House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill

The House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill Takes Positive Steps Forward on Educational Equity

WASHINGTON (July 1, 2022) — “The House Labor-HHS-Education bill passed by the House Appropriations Committee yesterday contains investments in several priorities essential to advancing educational equity and responding to the long-term effects of the pandemic on student learning. We appreciate the increased investments in Title I and in dedicated funding for states to review their funding formulas to determine if they distribute resources as efficiently as possible on behalf of our most vulnerable students. Additionally, the bill increases investments in programs to strengthen and diversify our educator workforce; fosters school diversity and strengthens schools as the hubs of their communities; steers additional resources to programs supporting students with disabilities and English learners; and addresses students’ mental health needs through a variety of funding streams. We urge Congress and the President to act on behalf of students living in poverty, students with disabilities, students learning English, students experiencing homelessness, students in the foster care system, justice-affected students, students who are undocumented, Black and Brown students, Native students, and students who identify as LGBTQ+ and pass this funding bill into law.”

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Signatories:

All4Ed
Center for American Progress
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Schoolhouse Connection
The Education Trust
UnidosUS

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