Education Policy

Congress Considers Bills Focused on STEM Equity, Privacy, Transfer Credits, Anti-Harassment, Cyber Workforce and School Security

Lawmakers considered six bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

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Lawmakers in the Senate and House have introduced five bills over the last week that are designed to radically change how the federal government oversees the U.S. educational system by restoring student information privacy, creating reverse transfer opportunities, banning harassment on college campuses, creating a cyber-ready workforce and promoting school security. One committee also passed legislation to create parity in STEM education, moving it to the Senate floor.

Here are the six bills that are being considered in the House and Senate:

About the Author

Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe covering education policy and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.

Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.

Friedman can be contacted at sfriedman@1105media.com or follow her on Twitter @SaraEFriedman.

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