E-Update for the Week of March 21, 2022

E-Update for the Week of March 21, 2022

Highlights:

  • On March 16, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) announced on that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that have recently experienced a bomb threat are eligible to apply for grant funds under the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) program. Relatedly, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing on federal support for HBCUs facing violent threats on March 17.
  • On March 16, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Senate HELP Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) called on the Biden Administration to extend the pause on federal student loan payments through at least the end of the year.
  • During the week of March 14, USED held its third and final Negotiated Rulemaking session covering institutional accountability topics such as gainful employment, the Ability to Benefit (ATB) provision, changes in ownership, and recent statutory changes to the 90/10 revenue rule for proprietary institutions.

Nominations and Personnel:

President Biden announces nominee for Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education: On March 18, President Biden announced his intent to nominate Dr. Nasser Paydar for Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education at USED. Dr. Paydar is currently Chancellor Emeritus of Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Executive Vice President Emeritus of Indiana University (IU). “Throughout his more than 35 years of experience as a higher education leader, Dr. Paydar has championed equitable and affordable access to postsecondary education. He also has placed an important focus on diversifying the higher education workforce,” USED Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement. “I’m confident that Dr. Paydar will advance our efforts at the Department of Education and throughout the Biden-Harris administration to provide students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities with more inclusive, affordable postsecondary learning opportunities, whether they be college degrees or career and technical programs.”
March 18, 2022

Coronavirus Updates (as related to education):

Administration:

President Biden and Secretary Cardona visit Philadelphia bilingual school: On March 11, the one year anniversary of American Rescue Plan (ARP), President Biden and USED Secretary Miguel Cardona visited Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary School in Philadelphia. During the visit, President Biden and Secretary Cardona met with students who participate in afterschool programming and spoke with teachers about how they have used ARP funds over the past year. According to CNN, a White House official noted that the event was intended to also highlight, “critical resources to keep schools safe and open, combat learning loss and address student mental health.”
March 11, 2022

Congress:

House:

House Budget Committee holds a hearing to explore economic supports for women: The House Budget Committee held a hearing titled, “Ensuring Women Can Thrive in a Post-Pandemic Economy.” The hearing featured testimony from Stefania Albanesi, Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh; Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Rosa Walker, Mother and MomsRising Member; and Carrie Lukas, President, Independent Women’s Forum. The hearing explored the ways in which the COVID-19 recession disproportionately affected women, the importance of an inclusive recovery to the well-being and future of our economy, and federal policy options to ensure women are not left behind in recovery efforts or forced to shoulder a greater burden because of their sex. During the hearing, Democratic members of the Committee called for additional relief to support women in the workforce, including House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) saying, “We have to lower the costs of child care and extend the Child Tax Credit expansion. Establishing universal pre-K for all three- and four-year olds is essential…These are the types of investments that will make it possible for more women to return to workforce.” In response, House Budget Committee Ranking Member Jason Smith (R-MO) drew attention to how “Democrats’ proposed solutions – including policies in their $5 trillion “Build Back Better” bill – would further drive up prices, reduce incentives to work, and increase the cost of child care for many mothers.” Ranking Member Smith also focused on how record inflation is impacting families. In advance of the hearing, the Democratic Members of the House Budget Committee released a report outlining the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women, particularly Black and Latina women.
March 16, 2022

Non-Coronavirus Updates:

Administration:

U.S. Department of Education (USED):

USED allows HBCUs to be eligible for grant funding after facing bomb threats: USED announced on March 16 that HBCUs that have recently experienced a bomb threat are eligible to apply for grant funds under the Project SERV program. The grants, which typically range from $50,000 to $150,000 per school, provide short-term immediate funding to help educational institutions “restore learning environments” after experiencing a violent or traumatic incident. According to USED Secretary Cardona, HBCUs can use the funding to “address students’ mental health needs, shore up campus security, and restore learning environments so that they can get back to doing what they do best – educating the next generation of great leaders.” Along with the announcement, the White House released a guide that compiles all the resources across the Federal government to help HBCUs make long-term improvements, such as expanding campus mental health programs and bolstering campus safety and emergency management planning. A fact sheet from the White House is here.
March 16, 2022

Final Negotiating Rulemaking Session on Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility held: On March 14 to 18, USED held its third and final Negotiated Rulemaking session covering institutional accountability topics such as gainful employment, the Ability to Benefit (ATB) provision, changes in ownership, and recent statutory changes to the 90/10 revenue rule for proprietary institutions. The committee came to a consensus on the 90/10 revenue rule and the ATB provision, but failed to reach consensus on the other topics. As a result, the Department will use the consensus language for 90/10 and ATB when it publishes the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), but won’t be required to do so for the other issues on which the committee failed to reach consensus.
March 14 to 18, 2022

FSA issues enforcement bulletin on deceptive recruitment and enrollment practices: On March 16, the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), within USED, issued an Enforcement Bulletin warning that it will take action against schools participating in federal student aid programs that carry out “aggressive and misleading recruiting practices,” to take advantage of service members, veterans, and the programs designed to benefit them, such as the Military Tuition Assistance (TA) program and the GI Bill. In a blog post summarizing the bulletin, the Department writes that these practices violate Departmental regulations, including the prohibition against substantial misrepresentations. The Department also states that “consequences could include the termination or limitation of a school’s participation in the Department’s federal student aid programs.” Additionally, the bulletin notes that borrowers subject to such misrepresentations or fraud could be entitled to a discharge of their student loan(s), while emphasizing that offending schools will be held accountable.
March 16, 2022

USED Secretary Cardona, Senator Murray hold roundtables with LGBTQI+ students and families: USED Secretary Cardona, alongside U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, held a roundtable on March 17 with LGBTQI+ students and families from Florida. During the discussion, Secretary Cardona and Assistant Secretary Levine “affirmed the Biden-Harris Administration’s support for the LGBTQI+ community,” while sharing mental health resources available from the federal government. Secretary Cardona also expressed that this “Administration [will not] stand for bullying or discrimination of any kind,” and stated that the Department will “use our authorities to protect, support, and provide opportunities for LGBTQI+ students and all students.” Additionally, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) held a similar roundtable on March 16 with trans youth and families from Washington state and Texas, as well as the Human Rights Campaign. Both roundtables come in the context of recent laws at the state level impacting LGBTQI+ youth and their families.
March 16 and 17, 2022

USED issues guidance regarding equitable services for parentally-placed private school children with disabilities: USED recently issued revised guidance titled, “Questions and Answers on Serving Children with Disabilities Placed by their Parents in Private School.” The document outlines for State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), parents, and other stakeholders information on State and local responsibilities for providing equitable services for parentally-placed private school children with disabilities. The guidance focuses specifically on children with disabilities placed by their parents in private schools, who are not enrolled in the LEA, and for whom the provision of a free and appropriate education (FAPE) is not at issue — meaning there is no disagreement between the parent and LEA about the availability of a program to provide FAPE to the child. The document clarifies that this subset of students do not have an individual entitlement to the special education and related services they would receive if they were enrolled in a public school, and depending on State law, private schools may not be required to meet State personnel or curriculum standards.
February 2022

Congress:

Top Education Committee Democrats push Biden Administration to extend student loan pause until next year: On March 16, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Senate HELP Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) urged the Biden Administration to extend the pause on federal student loan payments through at least the end of the year. In her statement, Chairwoman Murray called on the Administration to extend the freeze on payments and interest, which expires at the beginning of May, “until at least 2023.” She also pushed for policies that would “permanently fix our student loan system,” including placing borrowers who were in default before the pause back into good standing, expanding access to income-driven repayment (IDR), and extending the deadline for the temporary Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver. Meanwhile, Chairman Scott urged that the relief be extended “through the end of this year” to help student loan borrowers and their families “get back on their feet.” “Unfortunately, many Americans are struggling to make ends meet as a result of worldwide inflation and ongoing global supply chain issues,” Chairman Scott said. “By extending relief for student loan borrowers, the Biden-Harris administration would strengthen our economic recovery and provide student loan borrowers more time to prepare for loan repayment.”
March 16, 2022

CPC unveils list of proposed executive actions for Biden Administration: On March 17, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released its Executive Action Agenda, a wish list of policy proposals the CPC argues the Biden Administration could implement on its own to advance the Democrats’ agenda. According to a press release from the CPC, the proposed executive actions would “lower costs, raise workers’ wages, protect immigrant rights, advance racial equity, and combat the climate crisis.” Specific education-related proposals include using existing administrative authority to cancel federal student loan debt, and fostering the growth of “strong” child care unions by “by encouraging widespread adoption of strong labor standards and bedrock funding, creating opportunities for worker engagement and voice, and using rulemaking to stabilize the workforce and create a path to unionization for child care workers.” “Congress continues to push for a robust reconciliation package that can pass both chambers, and the Progressive Caucus remains fully committed to delivering as much of the President’s agenda as we can through legislation,” said Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. “But we know working people can’t wait for relief from rising costs – and that Democrats must use all the tools available to provide it, quickly.” A press release is here.
March 17, 2022

House:

House Ways and Means Subcommittee holds a hearing on the impact of home visiting: The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support held a hearing titled, “Improving Family Outcomes through Home Visiting.” The hearing featured testimony from Steven Pascal, Director of Home Visiting, The Children’s Trust; Myia Smith, Healthy Families America Family Support Specialist, Henry Booth House; Erica Beck, Healthy Families America Program Participant, Henry Booth House; Angella Dancer, Senior Director, Home Visitation Services, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; and Debie Coble, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. During the hearing, both Democratic and Republican Committee Members touted the success of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (known as MIECHV), which helps support state and local efforts to provide evidence-based, outcome-focused home visiting services to at-risk parents and children. Subcommittee Ranking Member Jackie Walorski (R-IN) specifically emphasized, “MIECHV is a program that gets results.” She went on to say, “What makes MIECHV unique is that funding is tied to evidence…this program serves as a model for how other programs for low-income families should be funded.” Subcommittee Chairman Danny Davis (D-IL) also expressed support for the program saying, “MIECHV offers states and territories a choice of proven models, as well as the opportunity to test new approaches to better meet local needs.” However, he noted, “Unfortunately, MIECHV serves just a tiny fraction of the families who could benefit, only an estimated three to five percent of eligible families before the pandemic.” Subcommittee Chairman Davis then outlined his goals for reauthorizing the program, including, “provid[ing] steady, guaranteed support so we don’t lose any of the successes we have.” He further said, “I also hope we will build on our past success to help even MORE families, while: retaining the talented home visiting workforce, continuing to tailor home visiting to the needs of specific families and communities, and maintaining our high standard of proven effectiveness.”
March 16, 2022

Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Caucus relaunches: On March 16, Representatives Joaquin Castro (D- TX) and Rodney Davis (R-IL), along with Assistant Speaker of the House Katherine Clark (MA-D), joined First Five Years Fund, PBS Kids, and the National Head Start Association for a virtual kickoff event to relaunch the Pre-K and Child Care Caucus. During the event, the co-chairs emphasized the importance of early learning and care for children and families. Regarding the goals of the Caucus, Assistant Speaker Clark noted, “We have to make sure that we are investing in our future and that wherever you live in this country – rural, suburban, urban – you can find affordable, accessible child care. So as challenging as a time as this is for child care, I also feel this is a moment of opportunity, and this Caucus is a great vehicle for driving that change.” Additionally, Representative Castro said, “Expanding pre-K education is something that hopefully we can do in Congress in a bipartisan way, to make a meaningful and impactful difference in learning and the lives of our children in this country.” Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) is also a co-chair of the Caucus. A Dear Colleague letter inviting Members of Congress to join the Caucus is here.
March 16, 2022

House Ed and Labor Committee advances school safety bill out of committee: The House Education and Labor Committee held a markup on March 16 during which the Committee considered several bills, including the School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5428), which aims to bolster data reporting on school-based gun violence. The bill, which advanced out of Committee by a vote of 27-21, proposes new federal definitions of “school shooting” and “mass shooting.” It would also require future federal school safety reports to include historical statistics on school shootings and data on safety and prevention, such as active shooter response plans and trauma response plans.  More specifically, the data would include information such as the number of shootings, the number of people killed, demographics of shooters and victims, the motivation of shooters, types of firearms and ammunition used, and how the firearm was acquired, amongst others. A statement from Committee Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-NC) is here.
March 16, 2022

House Oversight Committee holds hearing on federal support for HBCUs facing violent threats: The House Oversight Committee held a hearing on March 17 titled, “HBCUs at Risk: Examining Federal Support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” The bipartisan hearing consisted of two panels, with the first panel featuring testimony from Kylie Burke, President of the Student Association at Howard University; Emmanuel Ukot, President of Student Government Association at Xavier University of Louisiana; and Devan Vilfrard, Associate Chief Justice of the Student Supreme Court at Florida A&M University. The second panel featured testimony from Michelle Asha Cooper, USED Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education; Sean Haglund, Associate Director of the Office for Bombing Prevention at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and Ryan Young, Executive Assistant Director of the Intelligence Branch at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During the hearing, lawmakers explored strategies to address the recent rise in violent threats against HBCUs, including efforts to improve security on HBCU campuses and enhance federal responses to domestic terrorism. “It is imperative that law enforcement agencies prioritize holding perpetrators accountable and working to keep campuses safe, while also pursuing a broader strategy to address the rising tide of violent white supremacy in this country,” said Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) in her opening statement. During the first panel, witnesses described the impact these threats have had on students’ social emotional health. Ukot testified that some students “were too nervous and paranoid to attend classes for the remainder of the week,” and sought out the University’s counseling and wellness services. As Members called for a “robust and coordinated response” from the federal government, Dr. Cooper highlighted USED’s cross-agency support for HBCUs in her testimony, including the Administration’s recent announcement to allow threatened HBCUs to use Project SERV grants to “help to restore the learning environment.”  Throughout the hearing, witnesses and lawmakers also emphasized the critical role that HBCUs play in advancing equity in economic and educational opportunities for Black Americans. “HBCUs represent a small part of our higher education system, yet they have an outsized impact and punch above their weight,” Dr. Cooper said. “It’s very important for us to be responsive to these bomb threats…because these institutions have a very important role in contributing to the economic workforce and the solvency of America and our future.” A recording of the hearing is here.
March 17, 2022

Other Education News:

The Hill hosts Future of Education discussion with key federal and state officials: The Hill, jointly with the Collaborative for Student Success, held their annual Future of Education event to hear from key federal and state officials on issues impacting the education landscape. Through a series of interviews with Steve Clemons who is the Editor-at-Large for The Hill, officials discussed the impact of COVID-19 on student learning exploring issues ranging from how have state education officials been using ARP funds to advance education and combat learning loss to how can initiatives that show promise be replicated, as well as improve equity. During the event, USED Secretary Cardona was asked to speak to the most important issues for him to which he responded, “I do think this is an opportunity for our country and it would be a shame to go back to the system that we had in March 2020 when so many of our students weren’t finding success…For the last two years, we have been focused on COVID, and for the next two years we are going to be focusing on addressing complacency. I am more worried about complacency than I am about COVID.” On the state level, Democratic Governor Jared Polis highlighted Colorado’s universal preschool program noting that if additional funding is received from the federal government it would be used to expand hours for the program. Additionally, Republican Governor Chris Sununu talked about how in New Hampshire they are using the flexibility in COVID relief funds to “innovate and try new things,” to wrap their system around the individual needs of students. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) also spoke at the event calling attention to the needs of students with dyslexia and expressing support for the College Transparency Act to improve the college reporting system for postsecondary data. Finally, Representative Jahana Hayes (D-CT) shined a spotlight on the need to think about the emotional well-being of teachers as a result of the pandemic and making sure they feel supported in their classrooms. The federal and state officials were also joined by several other speakers, including the Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools and the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year.
March 17, 2022

Upcoming Events (Congress & Administration):

  • On March 22 at 10:00 am, the Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Child Care and Preschool: Cutting Costs for Working Families.” The hearing will feature testimony from Rhian Allvin, Chief Executive Officer at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); Julie Kashen, Director of Women’s Economic Justice and Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation; Maria-Isabel Ballivian, Executive Director of the ACCA Child Development Center; and Ellen Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Child Care Association. The hearing will be livestreamed here.
  • On March 23 at 10:00 am, the Senate HELP committee will hold a hearing titled, “Strengthening Federal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Programs: Opportunities, Challenges, and Emerging Issues.” The hearing will feature testimony from Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Carole Johnson, Administrator at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); Joshua A. Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and Nora Volkow, Director of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The hearing will be livestreamed here.
  • On March 24 at 3:00 pm, USED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) will hold an event titled, “Education Innovation and Research (EIR) 101.” During the webinar, staff from USED will discuss the EIR program, which provides federal grants to support field-initiated innovations intended to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students in grades PK-12 and to rigorously evaluate such innovations. You can access the meeting here.
  • On April 27 at 11:00 am, the National Science Foundation’s STEM Education Advisory Panel will meet. The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice to the Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (CoSTEM) and to assess CoSTEM’s progress. The meeting will include reflections on the STEM Strategic Plan. The Federal Register notice announcing the meeting is here.

Upcoming Events (Outside Organizations):

  • On March 24 at 2:00 pm, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, will hold an event titled, “Understanding the Medicaid in Schools Program.” The webinar, which is tailored to both healthcare and education audiences, will explain: What services schools can/cannot be reimbursed for by Medicaid, what opportunities exist for expanded Medicaid services in schools, particularly additional mental health services, how this program plays a key role in advancing education and healthcare equity, and more. More information and registration are here.
  • On March 27 to 29, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching will hold its Summit on Improvement in Education. The conference will feature sessions examining ways leaders have helped students thrive despite the challenging circumstances of teaching and learning during the pandemic. More information and registration are here.

Publications (Congressional and Administration):

  • On March 16, the Institute of Education Science’s (IES) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a report titled, “2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) High School Transcript Study (HSTS) Results.” The report analyzed transcripts from a representative sample of public and private high school graduates and examined the types of courses 2019 high school graduates took during high school, how many credits they earned, and the grades they received. Key findings include identifying that high school graduates earned more credits, obtained higher grade point averages (GPAs), and STEM courses at higher rates in 2019 compared to prior years. However, according to the report, graduates’ average math scores on the NAEP dropped compared to 2009, and their science test scores stayed flat. The full report is here.
  • On March 17, USED released a report titled, “Report to Congress Identifying all Federal Financial Assistance Programs for Infrastructure Administered by the U.S. Department of Education.” The report to Congress identifies the Department’s Federal financial assistance programs that allow for grant funds to be used for infrastructure projects. The report also identifies those programs that are inconsistent with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by not requiring that all of the iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in the project be produced in the United States. Although USED’s programs are generally not focused on funding infrastructure, a number of the Department’s programs do authorize infrastructure projects in their statutes or regulations. Three Department program offices, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), administer programs that could allow for infrastructure projects primarily, while a smaller number of programs allow infrastructure projects. A total of 38 programs are identified within this report. The report is here.

Publications (Outside Organizations):

  • On March 15, WorkRise and The Urban Institute published a report titled, “Implications of Providing Child Care Assistance to Parents In Education and Training.” The report simulated a policy scenario where child care assistance provided through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) was made available to parents who need support to attend school or job training. If assistance had been widely available in 2021, they found that 485,000 student parent families would have participated in the subsidy program – a four-fold increase compared to the number of families that participated in 2018. Furthermore, the report found that parents who earned their credential because of child care subsidies would have increased their annual earnings by 26 percent in the year after completing it, compared to what they would’ve earned without a credential. As a result of these earnings gains, child poverty in these families would decline by 4 percentage points. The full report is here.
  • On March 16, the Associated Press (AP) and NORC at the University of Chicago released findings from a poll that aimed to evaluate the nation’s progress for racial equality. The report shows a divergence between Black Americans and white Americans on the state of racial equality in the U.S., with a significant percentage of Black Americans expressing pessimism about the pace of progress towards equal treatment. Additionally, few Black Americans believe there has been “a great deal or a lot of progress made” in achieving equal treatment for Black Americans in several specific areas of American society in the past 50 years, including in schools. Specifically, 39 percent of Black American adults said that “little to no progress” towards equal treatment has been made when it comes to accessing a good education in the past 50 years. Meanwhile, 49 percent of white Americans said there’s been much progress in this area during that time. The full findings are here.
  • On March 16, the Center for Development Studies published a report titled, “Learning Loss and Student Dropouts during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of the Evidence Two Years after Schools Shut Down.” The report reviewed 40 studies “directly estimating” the pandemic’s impact on student learning and dropout rates for students in early education and K-12 in various countries. The report found that evidence for average learning loss is more consistent in high-income countries, but is still concentrated among the world’s poorest children. The report also found that dropout rates were also consistently higher for adolescent students. The full report is here.
  • On March 18, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget published a report titled, “How Much Student Debt Has Already Been Cancelled?” The analysis estimates that the equivalent of $5,500 per borrower will have been cancelled by the scheduled end of the student loan payment pause on May 1. Urging policymakers to “reject calls” to extend the payment freeze, the report argues that the pause has been “benefiting high-debt, high-income borrowers significantly more than low-debt borrowers.” They say the freeze “has already cost the federal government over $100 billion and would cost another $50 billion per year” if continued. The full report is here.

Legislation:

H.R. 7074
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a uniform application for use by any educational institution or training establishment seeking the approval of a course of education under the laws administered by the Secretary, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL)

H.R.7092
A bill to establish a grant program to assist States to establish or expand universal prekindergarten in public schools and public charter schools.
Sponsor: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC-At Large)

H.R.7098
A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to expand the Magnet Schools Assistance Program.
Sponsor: Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)

H.R.7100
A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide for certain minimal levels of educational assistance to the dependents of public safety officers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM)

H.R.7106
A bill to amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to establish a fund to provide support services for individuals participating in certain training activities under such Act.
Sponsor: Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)

H.R.7122
A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to eligible entities to carry out teacher leadership programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)

H.R.7141
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to States to empower public institutions of higher education in the States to provide student support services to students from low-income backgrounds, historically underrepresented students, first-generation college enrollees, parenting students, students with disabilities, and student veterans.
Sponsor: Rep. Melanie Ann Stansbury (D-NM)

H.R.7145
A bill to encourage employer participation in apprenticeship programs.
Sponsor: Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA)

H.Res.980
A resolution expressing support for the designation of the third week of March 2022 as “National Child and Adult Care Food Program (commonly referred to as “CACFP”) Week”.
Sponsor: Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

H.Res.982
A resolution recognizing the contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers to the lives of the people of the United States.
Sponsor: Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)

S.3827
A bill to increase the amount of loan forgiveness available to teachers.
Sponsor: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

S.3848
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to fund additional school-based mental health providers to help reduce psychological harm and assist with the return to adaptive coping in schools following a violent or traumatic crisis, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Senator Gary Peters (D-MI)

S.3849
A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to expand the Magnet Schools Assistance Program.
Sponsor: Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

S.3855
A bill to amend section 7014 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to advance toward full Federal funding for impact aid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Senator Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM)

S.3862
A bill to authorize the Department of Education in coordination with other relevant Federal agencies, to include a longitudinal component on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student outcomes and well-being on an existing longitudinal educational study.
Sponsor: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

S.3864
A bill to improve the pediatric mental health care access grant program.
Sponsor: Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

S.3865
A bill to require disclosure of the total amount of interest that would be paid over the life of a loan for certain Federal students loans.
Sponsor: Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)

S.3881
A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to eligible entities to carry out teacher leadership programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Senator Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM)

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