DALLAS, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Learning Forward Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh issued a statement about the FY19 Labor HHS Education Appropriations bill unveiled by the House Appropriations Subcommittee today.
“I am encouraged to see today’s funding bill from the House with level funding for Title IIA of ESSA. Just three short months ago, on the heels of approving a two-year spending cap, both houses of Congress recognized the importance of investing in teachers and students by providing $2.1 billion in FY18 funding to this essential program. Today’s bill demonstrates policymakers’ commitment to sustaining this critical investment.
“Title IIA funds remain as essential as ever. These funds make it possible for educators in our most vulnerable schools and districts to access the resources and support they need to strengthen teaching and learning. Title IIA is crucial to providing sustained, classroom-focused professional development as redefined in ESSA to achieve ambitious outcomes for students.
“I applaud today’s decision by the House and encourage the Senate to do the same as they consider next year’s budget. I stand with Learning Forward’s members and allies in continuing to advocate for Title IIA.”
About Learning Forward
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