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NSTA Legislative Update: Congress Agrees to Two-Year Budget Deal that Will Increase Ed Funding

  Congress Reaches Agreement on FY2018 Budget After a short (five hour plus) government shutdown, and last minute debate (and drama) in both the Senate and House over spending, immigration, and more Congress agreed to a two year spending deal in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 9 that will lift the caps on defense […]

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Legislative Update: Congress (Finally) Approves FY2017 Budget

Although we are now more than half way through FY2017, as expected both the House and Senate passed, and President Trump signed into law, the bill for FY2017 appropriations before the May 5 deadline that would have closed the federal government. Here are how STEM-related programs fared in the spending bill: ESSA Title IV, Part […]

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NSTA Legislative Update: ESSA Webinar and Rally on Capitol Hill

Update on Every Student Succeeds Act Almost 200 teachers and science leaders tuned into the NSTA Learning Center webinar last week on the new federal education law (ESSA), co-hosted by NSTA and the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA). You can find the powerpoint from the webinar here and learn more about the new federal […]

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Let Your Voice Be Heard–Support STEM Education in Final No Child Left Behind Bill

Hopes mount that Congress will complete reauthorization of No Child Left Behind this fall, establishing the federal funding and programs that will help to define K-12 education for the next several years. House and Senate education leaders and their staff are continuing their work to reconcile the differences in their respective bills (H.R. 5 and […]

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