A quick look back at the news from last week. Compiled by Penn Hill Group.
HOUSE and SENATE
The House and Senate were in recess this week. The House and Senate will be in recess next week with the Senate returning on Monday, April 12, and the House returning for legislative business on Tuesday, April 13.
The Government Accountability Office released a report titled “Sustained Federal Action Is Crucial as Pandemic Enters Its Second Year.”
The Biden Administration released a proposal for a $2 trillion American Jobs Plan package.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced it would be expanding its moratorium on student loan payments and interest to include defaulted Federal student loans that are held by Family Federal Education Loan (FFEL) private lenders. The Department also announced student loan relief during the COVID-19 pandemic for certain borrowers who have received student loan discharges due to total and permanent disability.
ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education issued a set of responses to State requests for waivers from testing requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act during the 2020-2021 school year.
The U.S. Secret Service released a report on “Averting Targeted School Violence.”
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) issued a report on “Center- and Program-Level Factors Associated with Turnover in the Early Childhood Education Workforce.”
IES issued a report on “Pre-COVID Ability Grouping in U.S. Public Schools.”
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about whether NCAA restrictions on student athlete compensation violate antitrust laws.
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