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Revised Biliteracy Act Introduced to Congress

US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and US Representative Julia Brownley (D-California) introduced the Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching (BEST) Act, legislation that would provide...

Budget Compromise Ditches Child Tax Credit, Increases Education Spend

To secure the minimum of ten Republican votes to avoid a filibuster, Democrats were forced to abandon some priorities, including reauthorization of the Child...

Congress passes Native American Language Resource Center Act

On December 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Native American Language Resource Center Act. The bipartisan legislation, authored by U.S. Senator Brian...

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...

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...

Congress Urged to Fund Child Care

“At a moment when Americans are struggling just to get by amid the worst inflation in decades, the...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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