Congress Approves FY’ 16 Federal Funding Bill

On December 18, Congress approved a $1.15 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year 2016. The vote in the House was 316-113 and the vote in the Senate was 65-33. President Obama has indicated he will sign the bill shortly.

President Signs “Every Student Succeeds Act” With New Funding for History & Civics Programs

The “Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015” (S. 1177)–Conference Report to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Overview of History-Related Provisions After nearly a decade of false starts, President Obama has signed into law a new education law to replace the controversial “No Child Left Behind Act” that was passed in 2001. On more >

Urge the Senate to Pass the “Every Student Succeeds Act”

On December 2, the House of Representatives by a vote of 359-64 approved the conference report to S. 1177, the “Every Student Succeeds Act.”  The bill reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the next four years and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act. Most importantly the legislation includes multiple sources of funding to support more >