Charles Hendrix

Charles Hendrix has been writing about federal K-12 education policy, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, since 2006, and has in-depth knowledge of Capitol Hill and the federal legislative process. He is a senior editor with LRP Publications and the author of What Do I Do When® The Answer Book on Title I – Fourth Edition. He lives in South Florida with his son and their trusted chiweenie, Junior.

Gun violence proposal would fund K-12 safety and mental health

Measure would support the early identification of students suffering from mental health issues and violence prevention training for staff.

K-12 leaders are warning Congress of a ‘national crisis’ of teacher shortages

While the safety of educators and students is a concern that plays a part in teacher recruiting and retention, several other factors related to teacher recruitment and compensation need to be addressed, experts say.

Leaving on a jet plane? How to use federal funds for conference travel

As state and local school districts plan their budgets for the coming school year, administrators may be looking for ways to expand professional development opportunities.

Biden’s 2023 budget includes $11.9 billion boost for education

President's budget request includes $1 billion in funding for school counselors and mental health professionals. The administration proposed similar funding in 2022 but it was cut from the final spending package.

Biden urges increased mental health supports for students

"Let's take on mental health," he said during the State of the Union address, "especially among our children, whose lives and education have been turned upside down."

Build back later? Progress on bill with education provisions stalled until ’22

In a statement released Dec. 16, President Biden said negotiations will "continue next week," adding that "it takes time to finalize these agreements, prepare the legislative changes, and finish all the parliamentary and procedural steps needed to enable a Senate vote."

Build Back Better Act approved by House has millions for CTE, teacher training

Build Back Better bill includes $112 million each for school leadership and teacher development and funding for universal pre-K and free school meals.

8 school-focused provisions feature in Biden’s Build Back Better proposal

dDaft bill includes several education-related provisions that address teacher and school leader quality, personnel development for special educators and Native American language educators, and career and technical education.

Biden unveils Build Back Better framework with big investments in pre-K

Biden says Build Back Better framework will "make sure that every 3- and 4-year-old child in America will go to high-quality preschool." Indeed, the framework includes $400 billion for preschool and early childcare.

3 goals leaders set for ESSER funds to keep schools open in 3rd COVID year

Congressional panel discusses how ARP ESSER funds will address unfinished learning,d keep classrooms open and improve outcomes for students.

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