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CEC, TAG Endorse Advanced Coursework Bill

Content type: SET Blog
Posted:  12 August, 2020
On Thursday, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) introduced the Advanced Coursework Equity Act. The bill would provide $800 million in competitive grants to states and local educational agencies to expand access to advanced...

Congress Adjourns for August Recess Without New COVID Bill

Content type: SET Blog
Posted:  12 August, 2020
On Friday, Congress went into their traditional month-long August recess without coming to an agreement on a much-anticipated COVID-19 relief package that had the potential to send additional aid to people and systems impacted by the virus, including the...

Congress, White House Embark on Closed-Door Negotiations on Next COVID Bill

Content type: SET Blog
Posted:  5 August, 2020
Last week, the Senate introduced the Healthcare, Economic Assistance, Liability, And Schools (HEALS) Act, a long-anticipated, $1 trillion-dollar COVID-19 relief bill. Within the bill, there are many measures impacting education, including $105 billion for...

House Advances Second Package of Spending Bills

Content type: SET Blog
Posted:  5 August, 2020
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed their second package of spending bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The package, which would fund the bulk of the federal government for the next fiscal year, includes funding for the U.S. Department of...

Newly Released Bill Focuses on Removing Police from Schools

Content type: SET Blog
Posted:  5 August, 2020
Last week, the Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Murphy (D-CT) and Warren (D-MA), and in the House by Reps. Pressley (D-MA) and Omar (D-MN). Designed to “address the needs of marginalized students and...

Office for Civil Rights Submits Annual Report to Congress

Content type: SET Blog
Posted:  5 August, 2020
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019, which details OCR’s work regarding processing student complaints, closing investigations, and documenting the measures taken to ensure schools protect student’s civil rights...

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