This week, the White House and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) indicated they have made significant progress on finalizing a budget caps and debt ceiling deal. On July 18, U.S. Department of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, who has been leading negotiations on behalf of the White House, stated he and the Speaker had reached an initial agreement on the budget caps but still need to finalize a plan for offsetting the increase in spending.
On July 17, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) announced that Secretary Betsy DeVos approved plans by Georgia and North Carolina to participate in the innovative assessments pilot program during the 2019-2020 school year. Louisiana and New Hampshire are the only other states which have been granted permission to use the pilot.
On July 17, the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment held a joint-hearing titled, “Educating our Educators: How Federal Policy Can Better Support Teachers and School Leaders.” Both Democrats and Republicans were focused on what needs to […]