HOUSE and SENATE
The House and Senate were in recess this week and will return next week.
The President signed the Building Blocks of STEM Act (S.737) into law. The bill modifies several National Science Foundation programs to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education research, including computer science education, focused on early childhood.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) updated StudentAid.gov to include the student-facing features from the StudentLoans.gov, fsaid.ed.gov and nslds.ed.gov websites, meaning students can now get information on different student aid repayment plans, complete loan counseling and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in one web-based location.
ED’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) posted a notice indicating that it will study district and school uses of Federal education funds, including Titles I, II, III and IV funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and Title I, Part B funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Public comments on the notice are due by February 24.
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