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Biden Administration and the 117th Congress: The Significance for AACTE Members

Biden Administration and the 117th Congress: The Significance for AACTE Members Not many of us will shed a tear now that 2020 is behind us. The outbreak of COVID-19 resulted in a long and difficult year for students, families, schools, and colleges. Virtually, no part of our nation (or the world) was untouched. But with the start of 2021, we hope that the worst is behind us. 

The country will see a new congress sworn in on January 3 and, on January 20, Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the 46th president and vice-president of the United States of America. 

Despite 2020 being in our rear-view mirror, the challenges we face due to COVID-19, the related economic collapse, and a politically divided country remain.

What does all this mean for AACTE, its members, and the students they work with?

Join me for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities we expect over the next two years, including the following:

  • An update on the COVID relief and annual spending bills that passed in late 2020
  • The likely priorities of President Biden and his Secretary of Education
  • Key congressional leaders, including on the education and appropriations committees
  • How a divided Congress will impact AACTE’s priorities, including funding for the Department of Education
  • A potential reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
  • How you can weigh in on important issues Congress debates
  • 2021 and 2022 Elections

Register now for the AACTE Federal Update webinar on Thursday, January 21 from 3:0o – 4:00 p.m.


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