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Federal Support for Students with Disabilities

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975 is one of the most powerful pieces of legislation ever enacted by Congress in the area of education. It is a success story of federal aid to education. Jack Jennings, Author, Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools (Harvard Education Press, March 2015), describes its key provisions and why, in contrast, to other equity programs, it has enjoyed sustained bipartisan support.

Categories: Action Academy: Federal Education Policy

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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.

Categories: Action Academy: Federal Education Policy

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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.

Categories: Action Academy: Federal Education Policy

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New FCC Programs Offer Billions to Close the Digital Divide

This week’s Federal Flash has all the details on two big announcements from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). First, the Emergency Broadband Benefit program opens May 12 to provide eligible, high-poverty households discounts on monthly broadband bills and a one-time purchase of a computer or tablet. Second, the FCC released proposed regulations for the $7.2 Emergency Connectivity Fund under the America Rescue Plan, which will provide much-needed resources to schools and libraries to close the Homework Gap and purchase broadband access and connected devices. Plus, updates on Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona’s testimony about President Biden’s FY2022 budget request for the Department of Education and President Biden’s nominations to fill other leadership positions at the Department.

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Federal Flash: May 21

A Little Known Fact About Federal Education Funding

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