Midweek E-Update for March 14, 2018
- This is an extended version of EducationCounsel’s E-Update covering the period of Tuesday, February 27, through Monday, March 12. We will resume publishing on a weekly basis with this Friday.
- On March 6, the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing titled, “Strengthening Welfare to Work With Child Care,” during which members and witnesses emphasized the benefits of high-quality, accessible, and affordable child care.
- On March 9, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) released in the Federal Register a notice clarifying the Department’s view on “Federal Preemption and State Regulation of the Department of Education’s Federal Student Loan Programs and Federal Student Loan Servicers.” The notices outlines USED’s position that only the federal government has the authority to oversee federal student loan servicers.
- On February 28, USED Secretary DeVos released her Final Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs. The Secretary issued eleven priorities that may be used across USED’s discretionary grant programs in future grant competitions.
Budget & Appropriations
Senate Democrats Release Infrastructure Plan: Senate Democrats unveiled a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, which would be offset by, “rolling back Republican tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy.” The proposal includes $50 billion to rebuild American schools and additional funding to equip rural communities with high-speed internet. Specifically, $40 billion would be for our nation’s public schools and $10 billion for community colleges. The proposal would also reauthorize the Qualified Zone Academy Bonds program to help public schools located in economically distressed and high-poverty communities invest in their school districts. The Senate Democratic infrastructure plan is available here.
March 7, 2018
House Education and the Workforce Chairwoman Foxx, Ranking Member Scott, and Senate Democrats Advocate for Title IV Funding in Letters to Appropriations Committees: The House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) wrote to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees requesting that as the Committee works to finalize FY2018 funding that members make funding for Title IV (Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants) a top priority and provide funding at the authorized level of $1.6 billion. Specifically, the letter stated that Title IV funding, “must ensure school districts are able to maximize the program’s flexibility to support and protect students and educators.” The letter to the Appropriations Committee is available here. The letter from Chairwoman Foxx to Ranking Member Scott in support of a join letter is available here. On March 7, nearly 30 Senate Democrats also wrote to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging support for an increase in funding for school climate and safety programs in FY2018. Specifically, they requested the highest possible funding for Title IV (Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants. The letter is available here.
Week of March 5, 2018
House Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Scott and Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Murray Issue Statement on USED’s Postponement of “Significant Disproportionality” Rule: House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), issued a statement regarding USED’s decision to postpone the Obama Administration’s “significant disproportionality” regulations for two years. The regulations address disproportionate identification, placement, and disciplinary treatment of students of color in special education. In the statement, Ranking Members Scott and Murray stated that the proposed delay, “undermines the fundamental goals of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and jeopardizes educational opportunity for millions of children of color.” They also urged individuals to submit public comments to the Department opposing the delay. The Federal Register notice announcing the delay here.
February 27, 2018
Senate Continues Consideration of Banking Deregulation Bill: This week, the Senate continues consideration of S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act,” a package that would amend the Dodd-Frank deregulation bill and is cosponsored by 12 Republicans, 12 Democrats, and 1 Independent. The package includes a provision allowing individuals who defaulted on a qualified student loan to request that the default be removed from their credit report if they successfully participate in a rehabilitation program offered by the lender. The package also would prohibit private student lenders from automatically placing borrowers in default or accelerating their payments solely because their cosigner died or declared bankruptcy. The Republican fact sheet is available here. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with several other progressive Senate Democrats, has raised concerns with the bill opposing the roll back of some of the Dodd-Frank banking rules. A Hill article is available here.
Week of March 12, 2018
Senate HELP Committee Chairman Alexander Introduces School Safety and Mental Health Bill: Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced S. 2513, the “School Safety & Mental Health Services Improvement Act,” which expands the use of federal funding to improve school safety, ensure federal mental health funds are available to children and youth, and creates a Presidential Task Force to better coordinate resources between the Departments of Education, HHS, Justice, Interior and Homeland Security. Specifically, the bill would amend the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to allow schools to pay for new safety technology with Title IV (Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants) funding and to make it easier to use Title II (professional development) funding to support school counselors. The fact sheet is available here.
March 7, 2018
Military Education Savings Account Bill Introduced in the House; Companion Bill Introduced in the Senate: Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) introduced H.R. 5199, the “Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act,” to allow parents of eligible military dependent children to establish Military Education Savings Accounts. According to the Heritage Foundation, “a military family could then choose to use the account to pay for education-related products and services, including personal tutors, online classes, private school tuition, and education therapies.” The accounts would be paid for using federal Impact Aid program funding. The National Association for Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) has raised concerns that the bill could reduce funding under the program for public schools in impacted school districts. The press release is available here. The Heritage Foundation fact sheet is available here. On March 7, Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced S. 2517, the “Military Education Savings Act of 2018,” which is the Senate companion bill.
March 7, 2018
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Welfare and Child Care: The House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing titled, “Strengthening Welfare to Work With Child Care.” During the hearing, members and witnesses emphasized the benefits of high-quality, accessible, and affordable child care for both parents’ ability to find and sustain work and for children’s development and future success. Republican members emphasized the role of child care in helping families meet the work requirements of welfare programs, while Democratic members emphasized the need to meet families’ child care needs in multiple ways, including through expanding access to infant care. More information is available here.
March 6, 2018
USED OIG Releases Letter Regarding Concerns With PROSPER Act: USED’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a letter outlining concerns with the House Republican proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), H.R. 4508, the “PROSPER Act.” Specifically, the OIG raised concerns with the PROSPER Act’s proposed elimination of several accountability provisions, including that schools would no longer be subject to a loss of Title IV eligibility due to excessive loan cohort default rates and proprietary schools would no longer be required to obtain at least 10 percent of their revenue from sources other than Title IV. The OIG also expressed concern that proprietary schools and postsecondary vocational schools would no longer be required to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA)’s statement is available here. House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott’s (D-VA) statement is available here.
March 5, 2018
Key School Safety Meetings/Announcements
- On March 12, the White House unveiled its school safety proposal in response to the recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The proposal outlines how U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) assistance programs can be leveraged to enable schools to partner with state and local law enforcement to provide firearms training for school personnel. Additionally, the proposal includes support for legislation and reforms to strengthen background checks and law enforcement operations. President Trump is also proposing an expansion and reform of mental health programs, including those that help identify and treat individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others. A fact sheet is available here.
- On March 11, the Trump Administration announced the creation of a Federal Commission on School Safety, which will be chaired by USED Secretary Betsy DeVos. The commission will examine school safety and the culture of violence and will recommend policy and funding proposals for school violence prevention. Specifically, the commission will study age restrictions for certain firearm purchases and repeal of the Obama Administration’s “Rethink School Discipline” policies, among other areas. A fact sheet is available
- On March 11, USED Secretary DeVos appeared on 60 minutes where she said arming teachers “should be an option for states and communities to consider,”…”But no one size fits all. Every state and every community is going to address this issue in a different way.” A Politico article is available here.
- On March 8, President Trump and senior members of the Administration met with leaders in the video game industry and experts on violence to discuss violent video game exposure and its impact on our children. The conversation centered on whether violent video games, including games that graphically simulate killing, desensitize our community to violence. The White House readout of the meeting is available here.
- On March 7, USED Secretary DeVos visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to meet with the school community (event was closed to the press). USED’s readout of the visit is available here.
- On March 2, USED Secretary DeVos announced that Broward County Public Schools –the school district in which Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is located — was awarded a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) grant of $1 million. The grant will support recovery efforts at schools in the Broward County Public School system. The press release is available here.
- On March 1, President Trump hosted a meeting regarding school safety with victims and the family members of those impacted by tragedies. Participants included family members of a student killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a Colorado state lawmaker who survived the shootings at Columbine High School, and two founders of a gun-control organization after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, among others. A Washington Post article is available here.
- On February 28, a televised meeting was held at the White House with President Trump, Vice President Pence, and bipartisan members of Congress to discuss school and community safety. During the meeting, President Trump stated that as a nation, “we must harden our schools against attack,” speaking of several mass shootings that have taken place in gun-free zones and suggesting that we allow, “people with a certified training, very talented people, to carry firearms.” He also discussed the need for improvements in mental health, background checks, and raising the age at which certain types of guns can be purchased to 21. The meeting transcript is available here.
U.S. Department of Education (USED):
USED Secretary DeVos Delivers Remarks at AEI World Forum: USED Secretary DeVos delivered remarks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) World Forum. During her remarks, Secretary DeVos discussed America’s rankings in reading, science and math, stating that in terms of our students’ test scores we are seeing, “stunning mediocrity on the world stage.” She also made comparisons between the U.S. higher education system and K-12 system, specifically comparing Pell Grants to vouchers and saying there are several “common-sense solutions that would mitigate our education challenges.”
March 12, 2018
USED Releases Notice Clarifying Department’s View of Regulation of Federal Student Loan Servicers: USED released in the Federal Register a notice clarifying the Department’s view on “Federal Preemption and State Regulation of the Department of Education’s Federal Student Loan Programs and Federal Student Loan Servicers.” The notices outlines USED’s position that only the federal government has the authority to oversee federal student loan servicers. The Department issued the notice to make clear its position that the servicing of Direct Loans is an area “involving uniquely Federal interests” that must be “governed exclusively by Federal law.” Additionally, a requirement that federal student loan servicers comply with 50 different State-level regulatory regimes would significantly undermine the purpose of the Direct Loan Program to establish a uniform, streamlined, and simplified lending program managed at the federal level. According to Politico, this decision by the Department comes at a time when “over a dozen states have passed or are considering laws that put stricter regulations on companies that collect federal student loans.” The Politico article is available here. Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) issued statements opposing the Department’s reasoning. Statements are available here and here, respectively.
March 9, 2018
USED Secretary DeVos Delivers Remarks at SXSW EDU Conference: USED Secretary DeVos delivered remarks at the 2018 SXSW EDU Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas. During her remarks, Secretary DeVos discussed America’s rankings in reading and math compared to other nations throughout the world, saying America’s students are in the “middle of the pack.” Secretary DeVos called for a “rethink” of our education system, urging development of variations of pathways for students and higher education options, and praising higher education institutions that are already implementing innovative practices such as business-education partnerships and entrepreneurship programs.
March 6, 2018
USED Secretary DeVos Addresses CCSSO Regarding ESSA State Plans: USED Secretary DeVos addressed the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) where she delivered some “tough love” regarding the quality of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans. Of note, USED has approved 35 state plans to date. During the speech, Secretary DeVos said, “Just because a plan complies with the law doesn’t mean it does what’s best for students. Whatever the reasons, I see too many plans that only meet the bare minimum required by the law. Sure, they may pass muster around conference tables in Washington, but the bare minimum won’t pass muster around kitchen tables.” She went on to conclude the speech by saying, “Right now a student at school is stepping over rats, breathing in mold and dodging fists…That child doesn’t care about an ESSA plan. That student’s parents don’t care about my signature on your piece of paper. They care about what you do…We can act now. We must act now.” USED Secretary DeVos’s prepared remarks are available here.
In response to the Secretary’s remarks, CCSSO issued in part the following response, “It is clear states are leading to improve education for all students. State chiefs are the first to recognize how education can get better for every child. States are addressing this in many ways. To limit all that state and local education leaders are doing to one single federal plan ignores the full picture of the work underway in schools and states across this country.” CCSSO’s response is available here.
Week of March 5, 2018
USED Secretary DeVos Releases Supplemental Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs: USED Secretary DeVos released her Final Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs. The Secretary issued eleven priorities that may be used across USED’s discretionary grant programs in future grant competitions. By adding a priority to a grant competition, the USED Secretary can impact how grant funds are awarded primarily by setting (1) an absolute priority that applicants are required to address in their application to qualify for funding or (2) a competitive priority that awards additional points to applicants should they address the priority in their application. These priorities and any related definitions will be applicable on March 28. The eleven priorities are:
- Empowering Families and Individuals to Choose a High-Quality Education that Meets Their Unique Needs
- Promoting Innovation and Efficiency, Streamlining Education with an Increased Focus on Improving Student Outcomes, and Providing Increased Value to Students and Taxpayers
- Fostering Flexible and Affordable Paths to Obtaining Knowledge and Skills
- Fostering Knowledge and Promoting the Development of Skills that Prepare Students to be Informed, Thoughtful, and Productive Individuals and Citizens
- Meeting the Unique Needs of Students and Children with Disabilities and/or those with Unique Gifts and Talents
- Promoting STEM Education, With a Particular Focus on Computer Science
- Promoting Literacy
- Promoting Effective Instruction in Classrooms and Schools
- Promoting Economic Opportunity
- Protecting Freedom of Speech and Encouraging Respectful Interactions in a Safe Educational Environment
- Ensuring that Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families Have Access to High-Quality Educational Options
February 28, 2018
USED Office of Civil Rights (OCR):
90 Lawmakers Send Letter to USED Secretary DeVos Regarding USED Investigation into Transgender Student Discrimination Cases: On March 1, over ninety lawmakers sent a letter, which was authored by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) to USED Secretary DeVos demanding that USED investigate cases of discrimination for transgender students. The letter stated, “Discrimination against LGBTQ students in school settings robs our students of their right to a quality and safe education. […] It is your responsibility to protect all students from harmful practices that jeopardize the learning experience and environment of all students including transgender students.” On February 28, Politico reported that USED’s OCR has dismissed 15 complaints filed by transgender students between Jan. 20, 2017 and Feb. 21, 2018. Additionally, three cases are currently under evaluation, and one has been resolved. The dismissals come after USED recently confirmed that the Trump Administration is no longer investigating complaints filed by transgender students denied access to the bathroom of their choice. The Politico article is available here.
Week of February 26, 2018
Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS):
SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Union Case: The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a case which challenged the constitutionality of fees being paid by government employees who are represented by, but do not belong to, a union. SCOTUSblog reported on the oral arguments, including that USED Secretary DeVos attended the proceedings. The SCOTUSblog report is available here.
February 26, 2018
- On March 12-15 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., USED will conduct a third session of the Gainful Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. More information is available here.
- On March 15, the House Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a hearing to review the FY2019 HHS budget request at 10:00 a.m. HHS Secretary Alexander Azar will testify. More information is available here.
- Rescheduled Hearing: On March 15, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development will hold a hearing titled, “Strengthening Access and Accountability to Work in Welfare Programs” at 10:00 a.m. More information is available here.
- March 19 is the deadline for House members to submit their priorities for FY2019 funding to the House Labor/HHS Appropriations Subcommittee. More information is available here.
- On March 20, the House Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a hearing at 10:00 a.m. to review the FY2019 USED budget request. USED Secretary DeVos will testify. More information is available here.
- On April 10, USED has announced that the results for the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will be released. National and state results from the 2017 NAEP in reading and mathematics will be released at 10:00 a.m., and results for 27 urban districts will be released at 1:00 p.m. Registration and further details will be available soon.
- On April 11-12, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute will conduct a summit to assess the American education landscape in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the seminal report: “A Nation at Risk.” The steering committee for the summit includes Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and former USED Secretaries John King, Arne Duncan, Margaret Spellings and Richard Riley, among others. Summit information is available here.
- On May 22-24, NACIQI will hold its Spring 2018 meeting at which time the performance of accrediting agencies currently undergoing review and evaluation for purposes of recognition by the USED will be discussed. The specific list of accrediting agencies, including the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (which was terminated last year under the Obama Administration and is seeking reinstatement), can be found in this notice. Written comments about the recognition of a specific accrediting or State agency must be received by February 16.
- June 1 is the deadline to submit written testimony from outside witnesses to the Senate Labor/HHS Appropriations Subcommittee. More information is available here.
- On March 5, the Institute of Education Sciences’ (IES) National Center for Education Statistics released a report titled, “The History and Origins of Survey Items for the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).” This report updates the 2011–2012 IPEDS) survey components report in order to reflect the 2016–2017 data collection. The report is available here.
- On March 1, the IES published a document that summarizes the responses to the request for public comment that the agency put out in July 2017 on whether Goals 3 (Efficacy and Replication) and 4 (Effectiveness), as currently configured, are meeting the needs of the field. They also published a document summarizing the input that the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) received in response to the request for public comment that they put out in August 2014 on their research programs and the needs of the field. The reports are available here.
- On February 27, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) published an intervention report on a supplemental online literacy program called “Achieve3000®.” The program is designed to help students advance their nonfiction reading skills by providing differentiated online instruction. The report shows that Achieve3000® had no discernible effects on reading fluency for beginning readers. The report is available here.
- On February 22, USED’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released the final audit report for the Puerto Rico Department of Education’s Reliability of Program Performance Data and Use of Adult Education Program Funds. The report found that Puerto Rico’s Department of Education could not provide documentation proving that eight of the 29 contracts reviewed in the audit, which amount to payments of nearly $76,000, were properly awarded. The Department is asking Puerto Rico to return those funds, along with roughly $21,000 in payments made to contractors that weren’t properly documented. Puerto Rico’s Education Secretary Julia Keleher has until the end of March to formally respond to the report. The report is available here.
- On February 22, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled, “Federal Agencies Could Improve Dissemination of Resources to Colleges,” which outlined how emergency managers at 18 colleges prepare for emergencies, including working with the campus community to develop, communicate, and practice plans, as well as working with state and local partners. GAO determined mixed awareness of federal resources. The report is available here.
A bill to direct the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education to develop and implement national standards and best practices for school resource officers.
Sponsor: Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA)
A bill to require the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education to conduct a survey of all public schools to determine the number of school resource officers at such schools.
Sponsor: Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA)
A bill to address the needs of individuals with disabilities within the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
Sponsor: Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
To amend section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to clarify the prohibition on postsecondary education benefits for certain aliens, to grant a private right of action to persons injured by a violation of such prohibition, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)
A bill to clarify the requirements of authorized representatives under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow parents of eligible military dependent children to establish Military Education Savings Accounts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)
A bill to amend the definition of a school resource officer to include certain veterans.
Sponsor: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to coordinate a National Cyber Hacking Competition for high school students, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-CA)
A bill to ensure that certain incidents involving a covered employee that are reported to the Title IX coordinator at an eligible institution of higher education have been reviewed by the president of the institution and not less than 1 additional member of the institution’s board of trustees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for charitable donations to nonprofit organizations providing workforce training and education scholarships to qualified elementary and secondary students.
Sponsor: Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)
A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to establish the American Technical Training Grant Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty (D-CT)
A bill to reauthorize the grant program for school security in the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968.
Sponsor: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants to eligible local educational agencies to encourage female students to pursue studies and careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.
Sponsor: Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to carry out a STEM grant program.
Sponsor: Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL)
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to report revenue generated by each sports team, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. David E. Price (D-NC)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to carry out a grant program to secure elementary schools and secondary schools.
Sponsor: Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX)
Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childhood Education Act of 2018
Sponsor: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
H.R.5053 – Introduced in House
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support innovative technology partnerships.
Sponsor: Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH)
A resolution encouraging people in the United States to recognize March 2, 2018, as Read Across America Day.
Sponsor: Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit individuals who are eligible for assistance under a Department of Defense educational assistance program or authority to use such tuition assistance for licensing and certification programs offered by entities other than an institution of higher education.
Sponsor: Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
A bill to make demonstration grants to eligible local educational agencies or consortia of eligible local educational agencies for the purpose of increasing the numbers of school nurses in public elementary schools and secondary schools.
Sponsor: Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)
A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow parents of eligible military dependent children to establish Military Education Savings Accounts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE)
A bill to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Senator John Hoeven (R-ND)
A bill to improve school safety and mental health services.
Sponsor: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
A bill to provide greater access to higher education for America’s students.
Sponsor: Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
S.2443 – Introduced in Senate
A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a new career counseling program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month.
Sponsor: Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
A resolution designating March 2, 2018, as “National Speech and Debate Education Day”.
Sponsor: Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)