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.
Home Public Schools Board Organization, Authority and Responsibilities Board of Education, Generally Congress Passes “EduJobs” Bill; Will Provide $110 Million in Education Aid for Connecticut