CEC 2019 Call for Proposals


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Policy Insider: Legislative Update

  • Representative Foxx (R.– N.C.), the House education committee chairwoman is pushing for a full House vote on the PROSPER Act (H.R.4508) in the next several weeks. It is unclear whether the House has enough votes to pass the bill. The PROSPER Act seeks to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The bill was passed out of the Committee on Education and the Workforce last year as a totally partisan bill. CEC opposed the PROSPER Act in December 2017 as the act will undermine the preparation of highly effective special educators, access to higher education opportunities for youth with disabilities, and eliminates...
  • Last week the House Appropriations Subcommittee passed its fiscal year (FY) 2019 Labor – HHS - Education funding bill. The bill increases funding for the U.S. Department of Education by 0.1%. The bill increases funding for the U.S. Department of Education by $43 million over the FY 2018 level to a total of $70.9 billion. The bill was passed by a partisan vote. All democrats voted against the bill as the bill overall received no increase over last year. The bill includes $12.3 billion for IDEA-Part B Grants to States, an increase of $50 million over the fiscal year 2018...

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