On September 25 at 10:00 am, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a full committee hearing titled, “The Every Student Succeeds Act: States Leading the Way.” It is expected the hearing will focus on implementation of ESSA at the state level. Witnesses include state education chiefs from Nebraska, Delaware, and South Carolina, as well as a representative from Democrats for Education Reform.
On September 13, the conference committee for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 appropriations minibus (a combination of 2-3 bills) for the Department of Defense and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Defense-Labor/HHS) released its committee report. Attached to the bill is a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will extend federal funding through December 7 for bills not passed by the end of the fiscal year on September 30. It is expected the Senate will vote on the package this week, with the House considering the package when they return from recess the week of September 24.
On September 7, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and […]