Update (March 10, 2017):
The U.S. House of Representatives has proposed new education legislation that would repeal the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). HR 610 proposes an education voucher system and does not include any language about EL students, students with disabilities, homeless students, low-income students, American Indian students, or minority students. Please contact your U.S. members of Congress (House and Senate) with your thoughts.
What is the difference between ESSA and HR 610? Jessica Ellison shares the basics of both (beware bouncy filming, courtesy of Jessica's nine-year-old daughter.)
Specific social studies funding is included in the education bill (Sections 2231, 2232, and 2233) that was negotiated in conference, between the House and the Senate. Contact information for members of Congress is listed below.
Department of Education ESSA website
Every Student Succeeds Act (passed December 2015)
Senate version, "Every Child Achieves Act" (passed July 2015)
House version, "Student Success Act" (passed July 2015)
1st District -- Rep. Tim Walz
2nd District -- Rep. Jason Lewis
3rd District -- Rep. Erik Paulsen
4th District -- Rep. Betty McCollum
5th District -- Rep. Keith Ellison
6th District -- Rep. Tom Emmer
7th District -- Rep. Collin Peterson
8th District -- Rep. Rick Nolan
Who is my Representative?
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