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Federal Flash: May 21

A Little Known Fact About Federal Education Funding

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Broadening Support for Federal Aid

A specific challenge in developing federal policy is to find or build general support while concentrating on major problems that chiefly affect limited and often relatively powerless segments of the population. Jack Jennings, Author, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools (Harvard Education Press, March 2015), reflects on the lessons learned about developing effective policies that can have widespread and profound effects.

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Federal Flash: In Congressional Testimony, Was DeVos’s Response Against the Constitution?

Earlier this week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before Congress for four hours. This week’s Federal Flash brings you the highlights—including one controversial response that education advocates say went against the Constitution. And could federal relief be in sight for striking teachers seeking better pay and more resources for schools?

Click to Tweet: Did Betsy DeVos’s answer in her congressional testimony violate the Constitution? Some education advocates say yes. Today’s #FederalFlash takes a deeper look. Also, is federal relief on the horizon for striking teachers? Watch at all4ed.org/FederalFlash

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Equity and the Origins of ESEA

Jack Jennings, Author, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools (Harvard Education Press, March 2015), describes the influential role that the federal government has played in education since the 1960s. Jennings served as staff director and general counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor for almost three decades and later founded the Center on Education Policy. He provides the inside story on how the federal government adopted the pursuit of equity as the focus of its education policy.

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Influencing Congress

How can an ordinary person impact Congress? Jack Jennings, Author, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools (Harvard Education Press, March 2015), dispels some of the mystery of Congress and shares sage advice on meeting with its members and their staff to influence action on federal education policies.

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The Federal Role Changes

Learn about the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) Act of 1965—the most significant federal legislation in the history of education. Jack Jennings, Author, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools (Harvard Education Press, March 2015) talks about how ESEA was framed and how it has evolved to address the problems of fragmentation in a system of 14,000 independent school districts operating in fifty states.

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Federal Role in Education: Historical Context

This animated short film will take you on a visual journey through the federal role in education throughout history.

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Federal Flash: May 29

A Closer Look at the Senate’s Bill to Rewrite NCLB

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