BEC Board of Directors Hosts Julie Cram, Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance

The BEC Board of Directors was pleased to welcome Julie Cram, newly appointed Senior Coordinator of United States International Basic Education Assistance, on Thursday, April 19th, for an introductory meeting. Ms. Cram was accompanied by Robert Burch, Anna Roberts, Jeff Mettille, and Gina Fu, of USAID's Education Office.

"Dear Colleagues" Letter for Basic Ed Appropriations Receives Record Support

BEC supported Rep. Reichert (R-WA) and Rep. Quigley (D-IL), Co-Chairs of the Basic Education Caucus in the U.S. House of Reps, to building support for robust funding of International Basic Education through a "Dear Colleagues" letter.

BEC, RESULTS, GCE-US, UNICEF-USA, JRS, ONE Campaign, World Learning, and Global Citizen developed and executed a joint advocacy strategy to gather Representatives' signatures on the letter, which will be presented to the Chair (Rep. Hal Rogers) and Ranking Member (Rep. Nita Lowey) of the House SFOP's Subcommittee on Appropriations.

Last year, 91 Representatives signed the Basic Education letter, including 4 Republicans and 87 Democrats. This year, in addition to the 2 bipartisan co-sponsors, 118 Representatives signed the letter (more than any recent year), including 10 Republicans and 108 Democrats. We are proud of this collaborative effort and the growing momentum for Basic Education in the U.S. House of Representatives. We look forward to continuing our advocacy efforts with new and longstanding champions of this great bipartisan cause. 

BEC Members Rally for Multi-Sector ECD Advocacy Day

BEC Members Rally for Multi-Sector ECD Advocacy Day

BEC Members teamed up with early childhood advocacy partners from the health, nutrition, and protection sectors to broaden our reach on Capitol Hill. BEC's member-advocates shared new research and personal perspective on the importance and effectiveness of early childhood education. They emphasized the need for funding and coordination, and requested inclusion of ECD report language in the House FY19 Appropriations Bill.