CEC 2019 Call for Proposals


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Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • In response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Trump issued a fact sheet outlining his “immediate actions to secure our schools.” The Administration intends to “assist states to train specially qualified school personnel on a voluntary basis” to be armed with firearms in schools. In addition, the Administration will establish a federal commission, chaired by Secretary DeVos, to address school safety. Among other issues, it will focus on potential recommended policy for arming teachers. To confirm CEC’s commitment to ensuring safe school environments for all children and youth, educators, and school personnel, CEC...
  • Following a 30-day public comment period, the Department released the Secretary's final supplemental priorities for competitive grant programs. The Secretary may choose to use one or more of the priorities in competitions for new grant awards this year and in future years. These priorities align with the vision set forth by the Secretary in support of expanding the number of high-quality educational opportunities available to students. The priorities will allow the agency and program participants to focus limited federal resources in areas of greatest educational need and on multiple issues related to improving student outcomes, including expanding educational options; promoting...

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