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JCPS Statement Regarding Budgeting Allocation
 

"On behalf of the JCPS leadership team, I want to assure parents and the community that the new JCPS budgeting process is about ensuring that every school has the resources and support it needs to help every student succeed. Our commitment to the community is to do this in a way that WILL NOT reduce the number of classroom teaching positions."

Bonnie J. Hackbarth
JCPS Communications and Community Relations
502-485-3551 (office)
502-322-4565 (office mobile)
Jcps.communications@jefferson.kyschools.us
 




URGENT: ESEA FINAL PUSH! TIme to contact our US Senators!
 


The Senate is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the main education law that governs our schools, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by this Tuesday. This would mean the end of No Child Left Behind and more opportunity for students to learn. This is in no small part due to the voices of over 200,000 NEA members and allies like you. This is your last chance to weigh in. If passed, the bill will go to the president's desk to be signed into law.

Will you email your senators now and ask them to get ESEA done?


• OR if you've already sent an email, call your senators at 866-331-7233 and then enter your ZIP code.


• Already done that too? Click here to share to let your friends and colleagues know that this is their last chance to weigh in.


This new version of the law, the Every Student Succeeds Act or S. 1177, is a big step forward. It will make great strides on what really matters - whether students in all ZIP codes have equitable access to textbooks, AP classes and state of the art equipment.


Ask your senators to support S. 1177 now.


It will also help ensure educators' voices are part of the decisions and reduce the number of standardized tests and decouple the high stakes attached to them.

 

In short - this will be a historic moment. Thank you for emailing your senators here and making a phone call at  866-331-7233.

 




We did it! NCLB overhauled and Every Child Succeed Act is passed in the US House
 

US House votes 364 - 64 in favor of the Every Child Succeeds Act! Win! ‪

#‎GetESEARight‬!




TAKE ACTION NOW! House votes on ESEA!
 

URGENT!!!  The long wait is nearly over. We expect the House of Representatives to vote on the new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act by this Thursday or sooner!


The bill, S. 1177, is a bipartisan agreement between the House and Senate that will be a big improvement over current law, and we need your help to make sure it passes in the House this week.


This is urgent!

Will you email your representative nowto tell them to get this done for students? Or, if you’ve already emailed, will you make a phone call? Call your representative now by dialing 866-331-7233, and then entering your ZIP code. We’ll give you everything you need to advocate over the phone.You have engaged in unprecedented mobilization and advocacy on behalf of students to close the chapter on the failed "No Child Left Behind" law.

That chapter is almost over, but we can’t let up now.

Will you please take a moment to write to your representative to get this bill passed? It will only take a few minutes.
We must keep the pressure on our elected leaders to produce a bill that, when signed by the president, gives every student the opportunity, support, tools, and time to learn.

We’re nearly there. Thank you for taking action now.





ESEA Agreement Nears!!!
 

As reported in The Washington Post, Politico and Education Week, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), America’s biggest education law that governs our schools, is entering its final phases in the House and the Senate.

Republicans and Democrats in Congress met this week to begin to iron out the final version of the bill, and to make sure it includes what students and educators need in the classroom, they need to hear from you.

The details in this reauthorization of this bill will matter. Call your representative now by dialing 866-331-7233, and then entering your ZIP code. We’ll give you everything you need to advocate over the phone.

When we started on this journey, we had a short list of important asks:

  • Ensure students have access to the supports they need to succeed by making opportunity for all students a priority.
  • Reduce the absurd amount of testing our students face and end the high-stakes and punish decisions attached to them.
  • Give educators an increased voice as part of the education policy process.

We are optimistic that Congress is listening, but we have to ensure that these elements remain in the new ESEA. Call your representative now: 866-331-7233. It will only take a few minutes!

The passage of this law will not be the end of an effort. It will actually be the beginning of our effort to implement the law that is a victory for students in every zip code.

We’re nearly there. Thank you for taking action!

Mary

Mary Kusler
Director of Government Relations
National Education Association

 

 




TAKE ACTION: It's GO TIME for ESEA!
 

 

Over the last year we have moved mountains to get legislation moving in Congress to replace the failure known as ‘No Child Left Behind.’ We are now in the final stretch and need your help to ensure final passage of the new version of ESEA.


We are almost to the finish line and your action could help put us over the line! A version of the bill has passed both the House and Senate and Congressional leadership is close to reaching agreement on a final bill. Now we need you to make the voices of educators heard!

 

 

 

 

Here is what we need you to do:

1. Contact your member of Congress-both Senators and Representatives-using whatever method you are most comfortable with: phone, email or even twitter. Urge them to get the current ESEA bill finished!

 

 


2. Take an individual or group selfie with this
'Get ESEA Done' sign and post it to Instagram, Facebook, or twitter. The important thing is that they make your voice heard and then spread the word!

It’s time to #GetESEARight. Thank you for our help on this - together we will make it happen


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