On September 17, the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee held a full committee hearing titled, “Time to Finish Fixing the FAFSA.” The hearing was focused how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be simplified and made shorter to support increased completion.
On September 16, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) published a new website focused on providing information related to per pupil expenditure (PPE) data. The tool breaks down federal, state, and local funds that contribute to a total expenditure and the tool allows for examining the expenditures at the state and district levels.
On September 15, the House adopted H.R.2639, the “Strength in Diversity Act,” on a largely partisan 248-167 vote. The bill would provide grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to support voluntary desegregation efforts.
Coronavirus (as related to education issues):
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