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DACA Reprieve Prompts Calls for Congress to Act

US District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled last month that the current version of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) can continue temporarily for previously approved applicants but cannot accept new applications. DACA is a federal...

Congress Urged to Fund Childcare

“At a moment when Americans are struggling just to get by amid the worst inflation in decades, the Senate is moving forward with a reconciliation framework that excludes any investment to address the largest...

Congress Urged to Fund Child Care

“At a moment when Americans are struggling just to get by amid the worst inflation in decades, the Senate is moving forward with a reconciliation framework that excludes...
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Congress Rules Set to Become Gender Inclusive

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee chair James P. McGovern (D-MA) have unveiled the rules for the 117th Congress, including changes to the Standing Rules (Section 2, subsection e), which “modernize the use...

Hispanic Serving Institutions Hit Hard by Pandemic

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has issued a call-for-action for additional funding for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) that were forced to abruptly end or quickly transition classes online due to the COVID-19...

Urge Congress to #FundLibraries

For a fourth consecutive year, the White House budget proposal for FY21 eliminates direct federal funding for libraries. The majority of this funding is provided through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which provides...

America’s Languages Caucus is Born

On November 12, the offices of Congressmen David E. Price (D-North Carolina 04) and Don Young (R-All Alaskans) announced the establishment of the Congressional Caucus on America’s Languages. The mission of the America’s Languages...

Spanish Congress in Argentina

The VIII International Congress of the Spanish Language will be held from March 27–30 in Córdoba, Argentina, with more than 200 writers, academics, experts, and professionals from around the world related to Spanish. It...

Bill in Congress Aims to Help ELL Teacher Shortage

The Reaching English Learners Act has been introduced in Congress in hopes of creating a solution to the national shortage of ELL teachers. The act would create a grant program under Title II of...

Study Abroad for All?

How can the benefit of international education be made available to all American students, as recommended by a new Congressional report? Although last month’s news was dominated by the administration’s actions that depressed prospects for...
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