On Tuesday, Congress passed legislation providing $26 billion in new education and Medicare aid to the states. The $10 billion in education funding included in the controversial legislation, commonly referred to as “EduJobs,” is intended to preserve teaching jobs. Connecticut will receive $110 million for this purpose. Notably, the legislation does not include much-debated provisions which would have required reform of teacher seniority rules as a condition of receipt of the funding. The EduJobs legislation was passed after the House of Representatives was called back from recess Tuesday.