Federal Policy Working Group: The Latest on Federal Packages & Assessment Waivers

PIE Network and EducationCounsel have partnered to support monthly conversations with Network leaders on the latest intel from Capitol Hill, the Biden Administration, and the U.S. Department of Education. As always, these conversations will also include updates from PIE Network partners working at the federal level. This discussion will cover updates on the American Rescue […]

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Advocacy Strategies to Preserve Assessment Workshop

In light of the U.S. Department of Education’s guidance requiring all states to administer summative assessments this year, many states are now determining how to move forward and what, if any, flexibilities they want to pursue. Join Adam Ezring (The Collaborative for Student Success), Brennan Parton (DQC), Maya Martin Cadogan (DC PAVE), and Sandi Jacobs (EducationCounsel) to unpack the latest actions states have […]

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Capitol Hill Update

American Rescue Plan Act Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval to a $1.9 trillion federal relief package. The bill, which President Biden is expected to sign on Friday, sends direct payments to many Americans, expands a child tax credit, extends a $300 weekly unemployment supplement, and is slated to provide more than $120 billion […]

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PIE Network Advocacy Strategy Call: Future of Assessment & Accountability

Join Charlie Barone (DFER/ERN), Denise Forte (The Education Trust), Sandi Jacobs (EducationCounsel), and Laura Jimenez (Center for American Progress) to unpack what the U.S. Department of Education’s new guidance about assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements for School Year 2020-21 may mean for students. The Education Trust, along with dozens of advocacy organizations including many PIE Network members, released this […]

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