NAPE Public Policy Update
NAPE Hosts an Energized Public Policy Day During the NSEE
Photos courtesy of Patricia McDougall Photography
If you expressed an interest in joining NAPE's Public Policy Committee during the NSEE, please contact Lisa R. Ransom at lransom@napequity.org
Other News
65th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board (Courtesy of the Alliance for Excellent Education - May 10, 2019)

This month marks the 65 th anniversary of the landmark  Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision (Read More)  
 

House Appropriations Committee Majority Approved the FY 20 Labor-HHS Bill. ( Courtesy of the Coalition on Adult Education and ACTE - May 9, 2019 )

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 the House Appropriations held a six-hour markup, approving its FY 20 Labor-HHS bill by a party line vote of 30 to 23.  (Read More)  
 

A Mark up of H.R. 5 the Equality Act Sends the Legislation to the House Floor This Month

On May 1, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee marked up H.R. 5, the Equality Act.  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has indicated that he will bring the bill to the House Floor for a vote this month. (Read More)  


House Democrats rejected President Trump's cuts to education funding, instead passing legislation to increase $$ for the Department of Education
(Courtesy of the Alliance for Excellent Education - May 10, 2019)
 
Last week, the House Appropriations Committee passed legislation to boost funding for the U.S. Department of Education.  So, why does Betsy DeVos want to cut literacy programs that work? This question was posed by Representative Josh Harder this week in Newsweek. And while we couldn't tell you why Secretary DeVos would propose this cut, we can tell you that the House of Representatives rejected it. (Read More) 
 

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Cybersecurity Workforce (Courtesy of ACTE - May 3, 2019)  

On May 2, President Trump issued an executive order on America's cybersecurity workforce. The order is wide-ranging but includes several workforce-related components. Parts of the order closely mirror legislation from the co-chairs of the House CTE Caucus, Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn Thompson (R-PA). Their bill, H.R. 1592, the Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act, establishes a pilot program through which grants are provided to incorporate cybersecurity education into postsecondary CTE programs to meet workforce needs in critical infrastructure fields.  (Read More) 
 

The Equity & Access Vision of The Atlantic's Education Summit 

The American education system is, by some measures, the envy of the world. Yet in every state, there is profound inequality, with too many students locked out of the opportunities a quality school provides.
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