BREAKOUT SESSION: Federal Education Policy & Advocacy Opportunities in 2021
It has been over one year since the COVID-19 pandemic changed our education system as we know it in almost an instant. During that same timeframe, Congress acted in a bipartisan way on multiple occasions to provide resources as the Trump Administration and DeVos Department of Education mostly watched from the sidelines as schools and districts struggled to adjust to their “new normal”. In less than 6 months, a general election occurred that not only changed the balance of power in Washington, but also left the narrowest of margins for Democrats to act to advance their ambitious priorities under a new Biden-Harris Administration. This reality has not prevented additional legislation from passing, however, as a new day dawns for pandemic response from the federal level. In this session, experts will:
- Recap December 2020 and March 2021 COVID relief bills;
- Assess where we are right now as lawmakers and the new administration continues to respond to COVID; and
- Highlight Ed Trust’s key policy interests going forward and how they will be integrated into the summer/fall budget, reconciliation, and appropriations processes. This is a text block. Click the edit button to change this text.