Govt Relations Update
International Education News
On September 8th, 2017, Congress took the critical step of passing the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act of 2017, ensuring that all children, regardless of where they were born, have access to a quality basic education. President Trump signed this legislation later that day.
“The Basic Education Coalition is absolutely thrilled that this important legislation has become the law of the land. It has the power to accelerate efforts to get millions of the most vulnerable youth in the world in school and learning,” said BEC Co-Chairs Dan Stoner (Associate VP for Education and Children for Save the Children US) and Jerrold Keilson (VP of International Programs, Policy and Systems Changes for the American Institutes of Research). “We are able to celebrate today thanks to the leadership of Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY), Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) for championing this bill and working to ensure its passage. We also thank President Trump for signing this important piece of legislation into law, ensuring that USAID’s education programs remain a focus in this administration.”
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